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Fusion champlain dresser turned sideboard love

Everyone loves color but for large investment pieces I usually choose a timeless neutral. This very large but solidly made oak dresser is made to last but the finish was dated. Champlain to the rescue, it took the dresser from dated to a statement!

dark wax was added to give added dimension and definition to all the great details

This statement piece sold in about half an hour of posting and is now serving as an amazing sideboard in a fabulous home where it provides loads of display area and storage for the family. Thinking outside the box for a pieces purpose and refreshing it in a new amazing color can give so many pieces you may have new meaning and use. Check out Fusion Mineral Paint for a selection of fantastic colors to choose from.
As a Fusion brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint
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Krylon spray painted cabinet in sea glass and bahama sea

When my Mom gave me a solid laminated cabinet (originally for china as it has sliding glass doors) I decided to repurpose it as a fun display/book shelf using Krylon spray paint. I removed the heavy glass doors and gave it a good cleaning. 

the backing was the next thing to be removed for ease of painting. using the tiny screwdriver to wedge under and pry out did require the bandage after one foul slip ;)

I hauled outside to have good ventilation but the winds were to strong and sent me back into the garage after applying a coat of Krylon primer to the whole thing.

the fun colors  I chose to color block it in were Bahama sea in gloss and Sea Glass in satin

and for the backing I went with both in a mottled color effect

after many coats of each color  I applied a few clear matte coats to the top, sides and shelves   I reattached the backing and legs and hauled inside to stage

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Take one dark stained top and orangy stained base sofa table and relove it in a crisp white with soft grey accents on the drawers, this was my vision. Here is how I created this sweet makeover.

here is the before

In order to get a good adherence surface I sanded, scrubbed , let dry well then primed the entire piece and left to dry for a couple days. I then added 2 coats of Country Chic simplicity. I like to distress the edges of most of my pieces as furniture is meant to be used and this helps to give it dimension and character and not create distress when a customer dings an edge in normal use.

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I have had my sideboard sitting in our home in full use for about 4 years now with the intention of refinishing it however like the cobbler's children with no shoes, it gets overlooked all the time. I recently made time for it deciding it needed a good drink of oil as the previously stripped left the surface so dry.

so dry ;( lets give this old girl a drink

It soaked up two coats of Miss Mustard Seed hemp oil like nothing when I applied it after sanding and scrubbing well.

here is the drawer above with hemp oil showing the difference of the dry old wood

now it was time to sand down the top even though it has previously been stripped to get all marks removed and a fresh start. Everything received 2 coats of hemp oil hydration, inside and out all sides

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Take one solid wrought iron basket and pair it with the prettiest soft green spray paint by Krylon and you have a beautiful basket to hold magazines, towels, extra rolls of toilet paper, potted or silk plants.

In a well ventilated area spray your well cleaned piece with multiple coats of Krylon color master spray paint on all sides. I chose Catalina Mist.

And when it is dry, load it up with virtually anything you want to display or corral in this refreshed basket.

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Krylon sea glass creations

I LOVE sea glass but land locked in Alberta Canada makes it very hard to get many pieces. Luckily Krylon created a new product called sea glass spray paint. It comes in a few colors but of course aqua and sea foam spoke to me right away.

I practiced with these little glass votive jars

then chose this pretty decanter

and sprayed it multiple coats of both colors alternately outside in good ventilation  and after a couple days I sprayed it with Krylon matte sealer for added durability

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