Letitia Holloway
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Tuscan Project mediterranean-dining-room

Tuscan Project


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mt8148 wrote:
Love the ceiling! How is the tray portion finihed?
   Comment   March 16, 2014
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Letitia Holloway
Love it too, is one of my favorite memories - thanks for asking about it!!!!

I painted it myself with plaster - has about 12 layers on it and a lot of muscle to burnish it.... the trim that separates the finishes is a flex moulding the carpenter installed for me; painted by the painters, just like the rest of the trim in the house, with two coats of paint, and three or so glaze drags. The interior of the walls match the ceiling treatment.

Note: I would hire a company before ever trying this again!!!! Was tough, but worth it for such a great family... however, it about put me under for weeks. Had to get this done before the furniture was being delivered, so worked for 18 hours straight, damaging my wrist!!!

I still try to leave my personal mark on homes I design, especially for my favorite clients!!! I started out as an artist painting, so often my projects get one-of's... You can mimic it! My advice is to show this pic to an artist or faux-finisher in your area. I am sure they can help you emulate this look!
March 16, 2014 at 9:38am   
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iselapinon wrote:
where can i find this chairs
   Comment   November 4, 2013
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Letitia Holloway
November 24, 2013 at 7:04pm   
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Farkhondeh Kakvan
nice chandelier.
November 28, 2013 at 7:59am   
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daniellepardiac wrote:
Where is the dining room chandelier from? - Where to purchase this type of chandelier? How much does it weight? How much does it cost? Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Danielle Pardiac.
     Comment   April 7, 2013
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Mia Wheeler
What is the paint technique used in the trimmed off spaces? Gorgeous !
October 8, 2013 at 7:25pm     
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Plz reply me the questions about the chandelier also if it can be shipped to Dubai U.A.E.?
November 11, 2013 at 3:15am   
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Ellen McPherson wrote:
Building new home... - I love the light fixture, can you give any info about?
   Comment   February 8, 2013
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Letitia Holloway
I am so sorry for not responding to this - just saw it... This is a Arte De Mexico light as most of them are in this home. They can do custom sizes to fit your needs. Great company.
July 13, 2013 at 2:25pm   
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reneg wrote:
Where can I purchase the chairs?
   Comment   December 18, 2011
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Barbara Schaver @ Furnitureland South
I have access to Arte de Mexico and the chairs can be found in a varitey of vendors/prices/fabrics.
Feel free to contact me. I have great prices and service! barbaraschaver@furniturelandsouth.com
September 8, 2012 at 4:36pm   
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Tammy Veale
Where can I buy that black chandelier?
July 10, 2013 at 2:05pm   
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Kate Breitfeller wrote:
how did you achieve the paint finish? glaze?
     Comment   November 14, 2011
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Kate Breitfeller
Thanks!!! Beautiful!!
November 15, 2011 at 5:11am   
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Beautiful room. Just perfect!
May 12, 2012 at 9:41am   
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beverly1968 wrote:
where can the table chandlier be purchased?
   Comment   July 9, 2011
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Kelly Porter
This chandelier is available at Arte De Mexico.com. Here is the link: http://www.artedemexico.com/ironlighting_collection/il-ch060-2.html
July 9, 2011 at 10:33am     
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Letitia Holloway
Thank you Kelly, I did not see this question at the time. I appreciate your help and yes, it is from Arte De Mexico.... as most of the fixtures are in this home. They even custom sized some of the fixtures for us.
June 26, 2012 at 9:20pm   
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juliepwhit wrote:
I love the antiqued mirror. Is it old or available?
   Comment   April 17, 2011
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Letitia Holloway
The mirror was new from a local glass company and I had it put in prior to applying the moulding. There are several antiquing techniques available through most glass providers. Please NOTE: make sure you paint the back of the moulding that goes against the mirror black or something dark. The mirror will reflect an unfinished wood back.
April 17, 2011 at 7:10am   
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retired1980 wrote:
How did you achieve the colors in the panels of plaster,w/paint over - The plaster of 2,3 colors or plaster in 2,3, colors?
   Comment   April 28, 2014

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