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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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June The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ - "coastal inspirations"

*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains links to the sponsor, Saltwash




The theme for The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ 's June contest is "Coastal Inspirations" sponsored by Saltwash. When I first heard about Saltwash I wanted to give it a go as one of my favorite things is a tropical beach and this product embodies that. Once I started thinking of projects to try it on I got a bit more concerned. I prefer the smaller scale pieces that can add a beachy vibe subtly. I chose to do a serving tray and large mirror, both pieces will add just the right amount of costal inspiration to any décor.
 the chosen pieces sans cleaning
 everything organized ready to roll
 I found the saltwash mixed in the paint easily but it was a guessing game as to consistency. It will depend on type of paint, fluidity of said paint and also your room temperature too. I kept adding till I got what I thought was good but it was still a bit to soft but it seems I made enough for a large dresser. I suggest making smaller batches next time.
Being a bit softer I did not have to smooth my peaks down but rather I continued to peak them up as the paint dried, once both pieces had a solid coating I left them to dry well overnight.
 the next morning I randomly brushed on a dark navy
 the serving tray would be my initial project to tweak the mirror when ready
 The navy did not take long to dry so was soon followed by a full coat of turquoise
 And then a dry brushing of green/blue
Then the fun part.. sanding!! I started with a sponge sanding block followed by 120 grit orbital sander to reveal the perfect coastal colors! I gave it a quick coat of poly sealer to deepen them all.

 Happy with the results I repeated the process on the large mirror
 up to the full coat, no light blue/green
 then sanded it down too

 and put on clear coat of poly
the poly made it too shiny so the mirror too got wash of blue/green milk paint then waxed clear and buffed to a soft shine

Once new sleek handles were put on the tray and rubber feet, both pieces were buffed and shined and ready to be staged, here they are!











You will be seeing more of Saltwash in my blog future! Thank you for the opportunity to try this amazing product!

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