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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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Miss Mustard Seed milk paint ~ linen cedar chest

I have been dying to try Miss Mustard Seed milk paint and products forever, finally I got my chance. I chose a universal color, linen, to try on my first project; a dark wood cedar chest.
there is a wee learning curve to mixing but once you get equal parts water and powder mixed up, on goes the first coat
 then a second, it naturally resists and chips where it wants for an old fashioned look

 I gave the whole thing a light sanding before sealing with a dark wax followed by a coat of clear wax
 and I used a darker patina wax to highlight details, corners etc to add to the aged feel and look

 cedar lined goodness

and all sides finished for a stand alone piece.. what do you think?

I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

UPDATE: I was featured on Embracing Changes inspiration party, thank you!!