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Navy Sideboard / Sofa Table

I loved the bones of this Sklar Pepplar sideboard / sofa table and knew it would look fabulous in a classic color to update the worn original stained finish.

As with all my projects, the first step is to scrub the piece well with warm soapy water, rinse and dry well. The top of the bottom shelf was lightly power sanded to smooth the finish then wiped well to remove and sanding dust.
I imagined it in a deep rich navy and ordered classic navy from a new paint line called Jolie Paint.

Look at the lovely packaging they send it in! See this sweet jewelry box and this fun wooden accent chair in malachite. And this stained and painted wood chair in verdigris. Boat are the small tester sizes in the box.

Here is the beautiful classic navy and their signature brush. I LOVE the brush; the construction is so well made and the handle fits my hand perfectly. The natural bristles apply the paint beautifully.


The top has a leather inset which covered easily with this paint. And this beauty has caster…

Milk Painted Dining Table in Homestead House Confederate Grey



I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.


When you work alone and need an assistant you have to think outside the box ;0) The leg is longer then an arm right?


For this table I went with Homestead House Milk Paint in Confederate grey. I used it on this jumbo chalkboard too.


After a good scrub, power sand to smooth the surface and a wipe down it was time to paint.


Two coats of the dark grey milk paint applied with my angled sash Zibra brush, which cut easily into the corners gave the table a gorgeous new look.


But I did not stop here, a light sanding to take down the milk paint to a smooth buttery soft surface


then apply Fusion Mineral Paint discontinued antiquing tough coat. It is just like their clear tough coat but as you can see, tinted with brown. This added warmth to the cool grey tone of the milk paint as well as providing a layer of sealed durability.


To add even more interest and dimension, Fusion Mineral Paint's clear glaze mixed with their coal black paint was brushed in the nooks and crannies on the pedestal, table apron and  across the top.


On the top I added more layers of color using the dark grey milk paint and dry brushing it across.


Everything was lightly sponge sanded and another coat of the antiquing tough coat applied all over then a clear coat on the top and the dining table was completely transformed.










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