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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…

Refinished Antique Tall Dresser

This antique dresser has such lovely wood grain it begged to be refinished.

I love the dovetail construction and solid wood frame.

The hardware was removed and the entire piece scrubbed clean with warm soapy water with some Fusion Mineral Paint TSP.

The next step was to strip the drawer fronts using Heirloom Max furniture stripper.

Hand sanding was next order, see the left drawer half sanded?? This removes any left over stripper and original finish and smooths the wood nicely.

Above is all the drawers sanded smooth and ready for stain.

I chose Homestead House's cappuccino stain and oil. This fantastic product goes on easily and after 10-15 minutes you wipe off any excess.

First coat complete, how lovely! Leave to dry overnight

I then added two coats (24 hours dry time between coats) of Homestead House's ebony stain and oil finish. I applied the same order of color on the body of the dresser as well after a light sanding to smooth the original finish.

The top was stripped, 


and stained as well just like the rest. Above shows the first coat of cappuccino stain, isn't that grain beautiful?

The original hardware was lovely and I wanted to keep it on the piece. I tried polishing with my usual metal polish with no real change.
So I applied a coat of Rub 'n Buff in antique gold which was perfect.

Originally I was going to paint the body navy but after seeing it turn out so lovely all stained I have offered it up for sale like this and will ponder painting if it does not find a new home.
Do you think navy will enhance it even more?

I have to shout out to my daughters for that beautiful fiddle leaf fig tree they gave me for my birthday a few weeks back. I <3 it!!

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