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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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Fusion new color release

As a Fusion blogger we are privy to seeing the new colors before they go public, so exciting. This fall's release has amazing colors, here are just a few.. check them out, which does your eye go to first?

After seeing an inspiration picture on Pinterest, on a very similar style dresser, I thought the new cranberry would be stunning with a gold "skirt". Once the colors actually arrived I was torn though but the pretty fall color ended up top of the list.

these were my top picks

Here is the MCM dresser, not bad from straight on

so interesting to see how blonde it really was in its glory days and how the sealer turned yellow, the handles are very MCM cool so a quick polish of the brass proved they will shine up well

but why the partial black paint down the side? So time to sand

so lets add back new legs that were lost over the years and do repairs and sanding of wood filled and rough areas and give it a thorough scrub to wash away the years of gathered dust

the finish was super smooth so to be sure I wiped on a layer of Fusion Ultra Grip for great adhesion

time to get the gold bottom on the base

and the bottom drawer

 as well as the new legs (disposable spray booths come in all sizes)

and while the many layers of gold dried I got started with the gorgeous cranberry color

 and create the transition line

 the hardware was polished and the wood backings painted, the solid construction has great dove tail drawers but what could this small solid ledge be in the top drawer??

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

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