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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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The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ for May ~ Bling Bling

*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Country Chic Paint



The theme for May's The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ Contest is "Bling Bling" sponsored by Country Chic Paint! What might Country Chic carry that created this theme you ask? well their line of metallic cremes is the answer. They have 4 great colors, for my project I chose silver bullet and belt buckle.


My furniture piece was a 4 drawer dresser ~ 2 of which are sweetly curved. That and the original hardware made me think BLING.. and original finish was edged in gold ;)
Like all my pieces they get a good sanding, a super scrub down and all repairs made before painting.



I chose a simple crisp white as my base for the bling process giving it 3 coats for coverage. Then the fun began.. the original brass feet were cleaned with brass polish and softly sanded. They do not remove easily so I hand painted with a small artist brush to get in the small areas.
 the hardware got updated to a fresh coat of gold
 then I added a coat of belt buckle metallic paint for increased durability and a wee bit of dimension


 left is silver over the white and below is belt buckle, just a bit to dark I think so silver bullet it is
the legs and drawer fronts all received a coat of the metallic crème. I applied in long even sweeps with a soft lint free cloth , move fast as it dries quick but leaves a super smooth durable finish ;)
once the hardware was back on and the drawers set in I left to dry then hauled in to stage


 
this is such sweet original hardware now refreshed into a classic gold




the subtle silver shimmer and classic gold accents give this piece a perfect amount of Bling Bling!!













If you are interested in participating in a future contest contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com and to see other entries in this month Bling Bling contest, stop by Carrie's blog or Thea's blog