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Blue and Gold MCM Record Cabinet

I picked this hand crafted Mid Century Modern styled record storage cabinet from an estate sale. It is a solid all wood build with gold hardware that begged for some color.

The top had wear in the original stained finish so step one was to power sand it all smooth and clean the entire cabinet inside and out well.

I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in Liberty blue for it. I have not used this color yet and was excited to try it. I think it is the perfect rich deep blue while still being neutral. Two coats were applied and left to dry overnight. See liberty blue on a mens valet I painted right after.

Another new Fusion product is the metallic paint in pale gold. I think it will look stunning with this deep blue. I was lucky enough to with this French Trellis Stencil from Redesign with Prima from an Instagram giveaway from House and Canvas, thank you!

loading my roller

rolling the paint on the stencil

and the reveal

and this is the result

After the stencil dried well, I sponge sanded all to s…

Homestead House All in One finish Sideboard

I have had my sideboard sitting in our home in full use for about 4 years now with the intention of refinishing it however like the cobbler's children with no shoes, it gets overlooked all the time. I recently made time for it deciding it needed a good drink of oil as the previously stripped left the surface so dry.

so dry ;( lets give this old girl a drink

It soaked up two coats of Miss Mustard Seed hemp oil like nothing when I applied it after sanding and scrubbing well.

here is the drawer above with hemp oil showing the difference of the dry old wood

now it was time to sand down the top even though it has previously been stripped to get all marks removed and a fresh start. Everything received 2 coats of hemp oil hydration, inside and out all sides

To darken the wood, I chose Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in cappuccino. I wipe on with a paper towel, leave for about 15 minutes then use another paper towel to remove the excess. Be sure to wait at least 9 hours between coats or the dark color will wipe off easier - ask me how I know :)

the products are so low VOC you can use right in your home

I went with 2 coats of the dark stain but the finish was dull and not quite even being so dry. Homestead House has a new color called natural in the line so I applied 4 more coats of it which resulted in a lovely shine and gave added durability especially to the top that gets lots of use.


As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This posted links for Homestead House Paint Co. are for your information convenience.

Embracing Change

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  1. Great work - I love the shiny, lustrous finish! xx

  2. What a wonderful refresh! I love the update with the natural finish. The grain is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your project at #FridaysFurnitureFix always great to have you!

  3. That's such a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing at the To Grandmas House We Go link party. Sharing to Pinterest.

  4. What a lovely transformation! Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned! :)


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