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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's duck blue transforms

CeCe Caldwell recently launched 6 new colors, one was the Las Vegas Fuchsia I used on this adorable nightstand and this round I have duck blue. As many of you know, blue is my happy place and this color did NOT disappoint.

Enter this well loved but solid hardwood dresser, the size and height makes me think originally it was a wash stand

It has gone thru many color changes over the years, cream, peach, melamine orange, blue...

Sand and scrape and sand some more, before and during shown here

and the day continued until eventually it was smooth, I was not worried about removing all the blue as I chose duck blue to paint it in

and ready for its spa bath and repairs

duck blue went on in two coats with a dry time between coats

Old pieces have loads of character dings and marks and this was no different, to incorporate and embrace them I did the top in a few color wash of blues/whites after trying on the top drawer fronts. And to keep it aged and appropriate, Cece's aging cream once it had a clear coat of wax rubbed in and dry. This aging cream is very concentrated so a little goes a long way but what great character it adds.

power tools.. yeah.. time to install some missing drawer stops freshly cut from a piece of maple I had on hand and left to dry well

new hardware was added to the bottom two drawers while some vintage knobs went on the top two, this sweet little thing makes the perfect sofa table

it would be amazing at a front entry to catch all and store mitts, toques and scarves

or a great height in a little ones room to access themselves, so many uses for this adorable piece of history

I am very lucky to have been chosen as a Cece Caldwell paint rep and have loved sharing my projects using their amazing paints and stains and finishes in these blog posts, this curio cabinet in vintage white, this map frame in vintage white, chair in Chesapeake, dining table in vintage white, hickory stained sign, vintage white antique coffee table, and this dresser in Michigan pine. Stay tuned (better yet subscribe) to see what I do with Philadelphia parchment!

disclosure: As a CeCe Caldwells paint rep, they provided me with this paint in exchange for creating this showcase piece, thanks Cece!

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