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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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dining set relove in natural stain and Fusion soapstone

I was asked to relove a family heirloom dining set. The set belonged to the customers grandma originally who picked it out in Pennsylvania and had it shipped up to Canada. The dining set eventually moved to a daughters home who had 7 children, these siblings shared many memories around this solid maple hand crafted dining table and one of them was the lucky one to get the set passed onto them.

it goes from this cute square to 8 1/2 feet long

The table was natural maple with hand painted designs on the corner to go with the dark painted chairs manufactured in Pennsylvania as well. They had a large floral design on the seat back.

wanting to keep just a subtle memory I sanded it down to a ghost shadow

Sanding was not enough, stripper was needed and a few coats for the table top, leaves and the chair seats

then hours of sanding from 80 - 120 - 220 grit sand paper 

With a tack cloth it was wiped well and the Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in natural application was started. I gave it 4 coats of this all in one, each sponge sanded after a good 12 hour dry time between coats. It has a buttery smooth finish that really enhanced the beautiful maple grain.

The customer chose grey for the chairs and table base to go with your home décor. We decided on Fusion Mineral Paint in soapstone. Soapstone is a dark grey with a hint of blue in some lighting.

For added durability I put a couple coats of Fusion Mineral paint's tough coat which also adds a nice sheen and makes wiping the chairs and base super easy.


 just check out this super sized table
to the perfect compact size with many options in between

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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