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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's new Midnight Blue & MCM

It seems MCM pieces are coming my way allot lately and when I saw this sweet piece I immediately thought uber cool bar/ buffet.. and the colors dark.. like Fusion Mineral Paint's newly released  Midnight Blue

the downfall to stained wood is water... left sitting on it, dripping down it.. water is not good when left on finished wood

I gave the whole thing a quick power sand with 120 grit then scrubbed it all clean. The top is a shiny smooth finish so to get a better "stick" I put on a coat of Fusion Ultra Grip and left to dry overnight

The base was ready for staining, I chose a walnut stain

and seeing the back was bare I stained it too and the top of the inside of the cabinet, just for continuity

 but unfortunately the water marks persisted.. time for plan B

the next day once dry, I gave the base a second coat of stain this time a darker java

and the top and legs were painted the midnight blue in two coats

and a couple stripes added to the front to make the colors cohesive

then the entire thing was sealed with poly in 4 coats for added durability

 Staging.. such a task

not sure I found the perfect staging items but the piece is so lovely and versatile

And of course I had to stage it as a bar buffet..

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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