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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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Old Fashioned Milk Paint cosmic coffee table

Inspiration is everywhere and I am inspired to try some blending. Why not try it with Old Fashioned Milk Paint? I picked up a very simple styled coffee table that would be perfect to try it on. I chose pitch black, driftwood and federal blue for this look.

TIP~ Did you know that once opened, milk paint will last indefinitely if stored in glass containers? I peel off the label and cut the color swatch off the bag and use packing tape to affix to my recycled glass salsa jars.

To set the stage, the table was cleaned well and sanded smooth.

 Then it was time to let the fun begin.

 I wanted to try with all the colors wet but not sure this was the best method.

 Once it finally dried I added more colors to the blended top colors.

The base was painted 2 coats of pitch black. I used pitch black in the safe paint formula so it would adhere well. Did you know safe paint can be used for walls??

good bye old orange stain color!

Seeing coffee tables are well used I sealed the paint with 2 coats of poly and then for a bit more dimension and depth I put a coat of wax mixed with pewter shimmer paint. More cosmic love.

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