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Farmhouse Hutch ~ Champlain milk paint and cappuccino

Scored from an estate sale this Canadian made Kilgour Furniture buffet/ hutch is the perfect size for a coffee bar or as it was custom called for; an actual bar in the customers new home. She wanted it to be done in the same colors as this sweet little accent table.

The first step was to remove the mac tac liner in the long drawer and inside the buffet

It peeled back easy enough but then required a whole lot of Goo Gone to remove the residual stick glue. It did however protect the wood and once cleaned, perfect new looking surfaces.
All surfaces were scrubbed well to remove any dirt and dust accumulated over the years.
The top is the only wood veneer piece, the rest is solid maple I believe. Because it is veneer you must be very careful when refinishing it as it is easy to sand thru the thin wood layer.
Using my orbital sander and 120 grit sandpaper, I carefully sanded the top smooth the applied Homestead House's stain and finishing oil all in one  in cappuccino color. Throughout…

The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ for May ~ Bling Bling

*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Country Chic Paint



The theme for May's The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ Contest is "Bling Bling" sponsored by Country Chic Paint! What might Country Chic carry that created this theme you ask? well their line of metallic cremes is the answer. They have 4 great colors, for my project I chose silver bullet and belt buckle.


My furniture piece was a 4 drawer dresser ~ 2 of which are sweetly curved. That and the original hardware made me think BLING.. and original finish was edged in gold ;)
Like all my pieces they get a good sanding, a super scrub down and all repairs made before painting.



I chose a simple crisp white as my base for the bling process giving it 3 coats for coverage. Then the fun began.. the original brass feet were cleaned with brass polish and softly sanded. They do not remove easily so I hand painted with a small artist brush to get in the small areas.
 the hardware got updated to a fresh coat of gold
 then I added a coat of belt buckle metallic paint for increased durability and a wee bit of dimension


 left is silver over the white and below is belt buckle, just a bit to dark I think so silver bullet it is
the legs and drawer fronts all received a coat of the metallic crème. I applied in long even sweeps with a soft lint free cloth , move fast as it dries quick but leaves a super smooth durable finish ;)
once the hardware was back on and the drawers set in I left to dry then hauled in to stage


 
this is such sweet original hardware now refreshed into a classic gold




the subtle silver shimmer and classic gold accents give this piece a perfect amount of Bling Bling!!













If you are interested in participating in a future contest contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com and to see other entries in this month Bling Bling contest, stop by Carrie's blog or Thea's blog