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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…

Country Chic Blog Squad #4 Tropical Cocktail dresser

Welcome to another Country Chic blog squad post, tropical cocktail is the feature color on a sweet sized dresser. This solid wood dresser was formerly spray painted with rustoleum spray paint in green and navy but with the adorable legs and front curves it was begging for a softer color, hello tropical cocktail!

and here is the dresser before, photo courtesy of the seller
 one of the problems with spray paint is overspray however better masking off would have helped
 luckily 80 grit sandpaper helps too
spray paint notoriously leaves drip marks too which had to all be sanded down and if you miss some they are magnified by fresh paint, ask me how I know? ;)
 on goes the first coat of tropical over the royal blue spray paint
 the edges wanted to be distressed but I was not feeling this look so repainted

 on to the green drawers

quality control on site for the 2nd coat wrap up, leaving overnight to dry
the next day tough coat went on before a mixture of white glaze dry brushed over when it was dry, this step needs good dry time so not to lift the glaze.

as for the hardware, this dresser had 12 new knobs but black. this will not work for my beachy fresh feel so they got a good scrub, dry, spray primer and multiple coats of glossy white.. spray paint, the only thing I use spray paint for ;)

After a couple more coats of tough coat to keep this piece durable for little people it was time to put back together and stage up, LOVE this color!!


this would look awesome with the sweet little wagon shelf I did in the same colors

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  1. Your choice of color for your dresser sure has my admiration. Can't seem to get myself away from beachy colors. Have them in our living room, walls are very light gray, white, aquas and some coral to soften. Was quite a difference from original room.
    How nice you receive products to use for demonstrations of your projects. Bloggers have to work so hard you deserve some perks.
    Your dresser turned out so pretty and happy looking, soft also.
    Have wonderful rest of week.

  2. thank you for your kind words srpprcrftr ;)


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