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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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Homestead House milk paint renfrew blue


Time to try another Homestead House milk paint color. I had a solid wood coffee table with great details that needed a relove. At first I thought it would look great in red so tried barn red on the base


I added antiquing tough coat (bottom half of photo) to see if it would deepen any but it was not quite the deep dark red I was envisioning


so I whipped up some refrew blue, one of my favorite colors in the Fusion line and started painting, so how can this go wrong


but I may have spoke to soon, on the table edges it seems in typical milk paint mindset, it decided to go chippy.


I may have been ok with the look had I not had red under the base coat so bonding agent to the rescue. This additive makes milk paint stick to anything so on went another coat of refrew blue with it added


I wanted to give the table an antique look and feel and seeing it would be used allot it need to be durable so I chose Fusion's antiquing tough coat. I went with two coats of it then enhanced it even more with Homestead's espresso wax.


These sealing products totally gave me the look I wanted


check out the detailing on the legs




*Disclosure
As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Homestead House Milk Paint & Fusion Mineral Paint

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