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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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Vintage Cedar Chest fun makeover

When I posted this vintage cedar chest to be painted it was immediately claimed with a fun changeup for colors. The customer wanted a fun bright turquoise base with a neutral top coat and distressed to still be vintage looking. Here is what was done to achieve her request.

She wanted the hardware painted as well and to be sure the shiny smooth metal  had good adhesion I applied Fusion Mineral Paint's  Ultra Grip to all and left for 24 hours to dry.

Her first color choice was Fusion Mineral Paint 's laurentian but once it was all one she felt to green (shown here on one of the legs)

I had also started the light top coat using Fusion Mineral Paint 's limestone before the base color change up, here is Fusion Mineral Paint 's azure going over them all

and one coat over the entire piece

next for the top coat I changed it up to Homestead House Paint Co. milk paint in limestone and applied 2 coats sanding between with a sponge sander when dry

and heavier following the last coat to reveal the azure below as well as some of the wood

I sealed the milk paint with Homestead House clear furniture wax  and to keep it feeling aged vintage added dimension and shadows using Homestead House espresso furniture wax . And just to be super durable and easy to wipe, I put on two coats of Polyvine dead flat wax finish varnish.

and here is the finished look.. adorable right, just what she envisioned for her homes blanket storage

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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