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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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Miss Mustard Seed milk paint ~ Eulalie's Sky dresser




Milk paint and antiques go hand in hand in my opinion, I just so happen to have a great antique dresser and a new Miss Mustard Seed milk paint color I am dying to try, Eulalie's Sky.


I love a paint and stain combo so first step was to sand down the top and all drawer fronts to bare wood then scrubbed well. Scrubbing well is a HUGE step to success when refinishing.



I went with thinner coats but you can see the coverage between 1 and two here, I chose to put 4 thinner coats in total on the base


the bare wood was consitioned and stained in 2 colors ending with a dark walnut

 
this was my first time using Miss Mustard Seeds hemp oil and I have to say I loved how easily it went on and the depth it adds to the stain and the wood.. both photos show the oil on the left side. I waited 30 minutes and wiped off then repeated in two hours as per bottle instructions

I scrubbed and polished the original hardware and added two new ceramic knobs to the top drawers and once all was dry, reassembled and this is the end result





*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint