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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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Homestead House Limestone Milk Paint Dresser ~ Sideboard ~ TV Unit ~ Change Station

One of my past favorite projects was THIS dresser turned sideboard. I recently sourced a similar dresser, sturdy solid wood with a great farm house feel.

For this one I chose Homestead House milk paint in limestone, before applying it I added some other colors of milk paint to give layers. Green and brown went on with bonding agent added which made them stick like glue.

I added bonding agent to the Homestead House milk paint limestone too and it stuck and covered the colors in just one coat.

I added a second coat of limestone with bonding agent and once dry, I had to power sand to get the distressing I wanted. Before I could add dark wax to further the aged look I applied a clear coat of Cece Caldwell's endurance to seal the milk paint. Homestead House espresso furniture wax was worked into the dresser edges, crevices and areas that needed some definition. Knowing that the top could get lots of traffic I added 2 coats of Polyvine wax finish varnish in a clear dead flat finish. (Note: this is the only varnish I know that can go over wax)

Left is sans espresso wax, right is with

Now that the paint job was complete it was time to add the finishing touches. I wanted to change the hardware. I chose new satin finish silver cup pulls to replace the handles for a modern farmhouse look from D Lawless Hardware. For the knobs, I went with antique glass knobs I salvaged from a recent antique dresser makeover.. The center screws took lots of polishing and work to get back to silver but they added the perfect amount of sparkle to this gorgeous beauty.

I can see it proudly displaying Christmas goodies and drinks with lots of storage for bottles in the cabinets and serving utensils, napkins, and dishes in the drawers or hiding all the components of the theater room and a big screen hung above it or set up in a nursery as a change station with loads of drawer space for supplies, clothes etc and diapers stacked in the cabinets. The options are endless for this versatile piece if not just used as a beautiful dresser.


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 D Lawless Hardware & Homestead House Paint Co. to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, strictly added for your convenience ;)


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