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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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Classic Black Antique Dresser


A childhood friend brought her Grandma's antique dresser to me for a reloving. Growing up, it was never a favorite of hers but once it was passed on to her she did not want to throw it out and thought perhaps we could make it pretty. I loved it from first sight and knew it could be made gorgeous.


I went with classic black as my color choice. She had loved this dresser I did for my middle daughter so felt it would be the right pick.


As per my usual look I wanted to keep the wood top stained. I started this process with a thick cot of paint stripper and a few different grits of sandpaper to bring it back to the natural wood. A good scrub for everything and let dry.



Keeping the classic black theme, I went with Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in ebony to rehydrate, stain and seal the beautiful wood grain. I used 4 coats with usually overnight dry time and fine sponge sanding between coats.


the one side and a bit on the top had bad damage on the veneer so had to be filled (shown above) then sanded smooth


The base and mirror frame only needed one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint 's coal black. The original dark finish helped keep it to one coat.




A good sanding distressed the edges perfectly and kept the aged charm.


All the painted areas were given a good coat of Homestead House black furniture wax to deepen the color and add a old fashioned wax sheen to the stunning dresser.


black wax is on the middle drawer..


and the original hardware brass polished up beautifully (above top)

Once all put back together with the drawer slides waxed








painted beautiful




*Disclosure
I have received product as a brand blog rep in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint & Homestead House Paint Co. 



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