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About Lori


Refurbished Treasures by Lori Fornero came into fruitation in 2015 when my passion for art became my priority. I had just recently left my corporate job and needed to find something that made me feel whole again. My love for refurbishing furniture all began with one lone dining room chair. Using my eye for color and love for home design I transformed this sad, tired chair into a work of art. From there I worked my way up to dressers, buffets, and even custom furniture for clients homes. I spent years trying various brands of products and working with other artisits to find what best suits my needs. I found Dixie Belle paint company in 2018 and was blown away by the quality and ease of use of their products. I knew from there that this was the product I wanted to share with others. Throughout the last few years I have opened up shops inside 3 boutiques in 3 different locations and began to grow my client base. I pride myself on great customer service and building relationships with my clients. My partner Bill,  2 daughters and 5 granddaughters, and father are some of my biggest supporters. We are a “family run” business and love seeing everyone pitch in to  help me achieve my dreams whenever they can!

Tammy Shaw Durre

"I love Lori, her creations, and her shop! She is very talented and always willing to share her knowledge.

Lori provides quality products and detailed information on how to use them. She gives suggestions for alternate ways to use the products so customers get the most use of them.

She is so fun and enthusiastic that I can’t wait to start a new oroject after talking to her! If I’m stuck and not sure how to move forward, she will offer suggestions and talk me through the solution I pick. Love, love, love Lori!!"

Cindy Martin Phillips

"Lori does great work refurbishing furniture. She is very helpful and knowledgeable about the Dixie Belle paint line."

Heather Ann

"As an amateur do it yourselfer Lori was a godsend. The Dixie Belle paint is a must have!! Thank You Lori for all your help and encouragement."

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