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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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Homestead House stain and finishing oil antique chair


How stains are evolving, Homestead House has a stain and oil finish all in one, how easy it that? I sanded and scrubbed well this old antique chair after removing the original leather seat first. Once it was good and dry I opened my can of Homestead House stain & finishing oil all in one in cappuccino, dipped in a paper towel with my nitrile gloved hand in the dark brown color and began to rub on the wood. Being old and dry it soaks it up right away and gives a deeper color and luster to the wood.

 original
 all sanded and scrubbed
stain & finishing oil going on.. right side

the seat half hemp oiled

It is very close to the original color. I treated the leather seat with hemp oil to help rehydrate it. When all was good and dry I reassembled the seat on. I wanted just a bit more vintage sheen so gave the entire chair minus the seat of course a coat of Homestead House espresso wax. Wipe and buff and walaa!





looks lovely with the antique tiger oak dresser currently for sale too


*Disclosure
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.

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