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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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white & grey sofa table

Take one dark stained top and orangy stained base sofa table and relove it in a crisp white with soft grey accents on the drawers, this was my vision. Here is how I created this sweet makeover.

here is the before

In order to get a good adherence surface I sanded, scrubbed , let dry well then primed the entire piece and left to dry for a couple days. I then added 2 coats of Country Chic simplicity. I like to distress the edges of most of my pieces as furniture is meant to be used and this helps to give it dimension and character and not create distress when a customer dings an edge in normal use.

Although this Country Chic product is an all in one formula with built in sealer I like to add an extra couple coats of sealer for added durability. I chose Polyvine wax finish giving it two coats drying 4 hours between each one. This bottle is dead flat sheen which works well with the more rustic look of the sofa table.

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