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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 hickory stain sign

As a bonus project done between coats drying on the dining table, I brushed CeCe Caldwell hickory stain over buttermilk colored milk paint on a pine board.
 I love the look of hand painted signs with a rustic flair so for this one I chose Home is WHERE the Heart is theme. HOME was painted in CeCe's vintage white.
 the board below the sign is hickory over raw pine, which is also the back of the home sign too
The whole thing got a good sanding followed by random dark waxing. The pink heart was hand painted then it too was sanded and 2 coats of clear wax covered all for a soft old looking finish.

I have received some of the product used in this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for CeCe Caldwells