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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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Krylon spray painted cabinet in sea glass and bahama sea

When my Mom gave me a solid laminated cabinet (originally for china as it has sliding glass doors) I decided to repurpose it as a fun display/book shelf using Krylon spray paint. I removed the heavy glass doors and gave it a good cleaning. 

the backing was the next thing to be removed for ease of painting. using the tiny screwdriver to wedge under and pry out did require the bandage after one foul slip ;)

I hauled outside to have good ventilation but the winds were to strong and sent me back into the garage after applying a coat of Krylon primer to the whole thing.

the fun colors  I chose to color block it in were Bahama sea in gloss and Sea Glass in satin

and for the backing I went with both in a mottled color effect

after many coats of each color  I applied a few clear matte coats to the top, sides and shelves
  I reattached the backing and legs and hauled inside to stage

please excuse the sun glare, after a few days of rain the sun finally came out just a picture taking time

It was a bit of a learning curve to use canned spray paint on large furniture pieces. Some tips I would like to share are;

1- spray paint with even pressure in one direction about 6" away then return overlapping 1/2 way over fresh paint on next row

2- try and avoid sags/drips but if happens use a fine brush to smooth immediately or wait till dry and sand with fine sandpaper

3- wait a few minutes between coats

4- sand smooth between dry coats

5- spray outside if you can to avoid a fine layer of pretty colored dust on garage surfaces ;)

6- and know this takes patience and time to achieve a flawless finish, and mistakes can be corrected, just ask me how I know this ;)

Disclosure : This post is sponsored by Krylon Canada, the links are for your information convenience only. All design and opinions are strictly my own.

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