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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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Old Fashioned Milk Paint goes barnwood

I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen as an Old Fashioned Milk Paint blogger, thank you OFMP. As my first project under this fabulous title I have chosen to paint is this well loved wood coffee table

I chose colors from their palette that depicted old barn wood colors; driftwood, slate and snow white.

As per all my projects the first step is to do repairs if needed, sand and give a good scrub with TSP, soap and water with 2 sizes of scrub brushes to get in all nooks and crannies, a good rinse and left to dry well

Then the fun begins, time to get painting. OFMP is so easy to mix, I added powder into a plastic container and then water and stir. I made mine a bit more liquidy for a more stain like quality but it mixed amazingly.

 to get a barn wood feel I used a dry brush technique in color layers drying between each
 and once  top was complete I did the base but went a bit more white on it

the 3 colors are perfect old wood colors achieving the look I was going for, don't you think?

to seal the piece so it was durable for lots of wear I first started with 2 coats of hand rubbed poly
followed by acriglaze
 and then the to give a vintage sheen to the now matte top I added a coat of Daddy Van's clear wax.
 this goes on so smooth and easy, be sure to grab a good wax brush, makes it go even faster
 and then it was finished!

As a OFMP brand rep, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Old Fashioned Milk Paint

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