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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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Fusion roll top desk












When I brought this antique replica roll top desk home, my youngest daughter called it for her birthday gift. She chose a creamy white exterior and her favorite mint for the interior. With these choices in mind I selected Fusion Mineral paint in Champlain and Laurentien.

but before color could be added I took the entire piece apart to make repairs and scrub well.


once dry, I reassembled the bottom and started applying the color with 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral paint champlain on all the exterior all sides including the under edge - I think it gives a more finished look





the same thing with the inside pieces with the minty laurentien green from Fusion Mineral paint with all hardware removed and cleaned then applied after 2 coats and distressing the edges



In keeping with the vintage look I wanted to add depth to the warm white paint so chose Homestead House dark wax in espresso, shown below on the roll top you can see how it adds depth and dimension and age too.


then all was reassembled and here it is









the original velvet lining is a darker teal, perfect right?


side view shows the espresso wax shadows


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