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Cedar Lined Armoire in Navy with Copper - lots of pics

When I purchased this solid armoire cabinet it did not take long to decide on a navy paint color. I also like the carved details on the front but thought the top and sides would look lovely stenciled with the hardware copper. Using Homestead House Milk PaintCutting Edge Stencils & Krylon spray paint I achieved my vision.

But first it needed a good cleaning starting with vacuum followed with a scrub with warm soapy water to remove any past gunk and dirt that would hamper paint adherence. The entire outside was lightly power sanded to smooth the wood surface then wiped well again.

Thank goodness for this heavy duty furniture dolly to move it around and also allow to be tipped on its back for the cleaning and sanding portions.
As well I was able to paint the underside and base areas with primer all around to seal.

Homestead House Milk Paint in midnight blue was mixed up and painted on

One coat was all that was needed to get good coverage over the original dark stained wood.
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Cece Caldwell Brand rep project package #2 antique coffee table

January 2016 brings a new year and a new project as a CeCe Caldwell paint rep.

As I was scrubbing up this oak dining table and considering the color options, it struck me as vintage white with dark details. The edges have great details to enhance and the vintage white keeps it neutral, fresh and able to fit in so many homes existing décor. I also purchased this super cool Queen Anne style coffee table that conjures up the same color scheme ideas.

My Cece rep pack #2 held just what I needed to make this vision happen; vintage white paint, hickory stain and endurance finish. It also has Chesapeake blue but that I will save for another post. ;)

I decided to start with the coffee table first to see the end result I am envisioning.
first order of business; a good scrubbing and sanding both power and hand (which took forever as the old stain was very crackly) then scrubbed again
1 thin coat of CeCe vintage white paint was applied then some sanding block distressing to keep the vintage piece aged
To further age it, I applied via dry brush technique, the CeCe hickory stain. To allow for easier movement of the stain and less saturation into the paint,  I had applied a coat of satin varathane before doing this step
the stain accented the curvy carved legs and sides, again I sanded the piece ending with medium to heavy distressing all over
The final step once all was dry was to seal with 3 coats of endurance sealer. Time to stage it for your viewing pleasure.

Thank You CeCe Caldwell Paints for the opportunity to try yet more amazing products from your line. Stay tuned for a few more made with this great package including the dining table. Stop by Creative Moments Facebook page if interested in purchasing this beauty.

I have received products in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links for CeCe Caldwell's Paints