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Navy Sideboard / Sofa Table

I loved the bones of this Sklar Pepplar sideboard / sofa table and knew it would look fabulous in a classic color to update the worn original stained finish.

As with all my projects, the first step is to scrub the piece well with warm soapy water, rinse and dry well. The top of the bottom shelf was lightly power sanded to smooth the finish then wiped well to remove and sanding dust.
I imagined it in a deep rich navy and ordered classic navy from a new paint line called Jolie Paint.

Look at the lovely packaging they send it in! See this sweet jewelry box and this fun wooden accent chair in malachite. And this stained and painted wood chair in verdigris. Boat are the small tester sizes in the box.

Here is the beautiful classic navy and their signature brush. I LOVE the brush; the construction is so well made and the handle fits my hand perfectly. The natural bristles apply the paint beautifully.

The top has a leather inset which covered easily with this paint. And this beauty has caster…

Fusion Do Over

Do you remember this mid century modern dresser I did with the newly released Fusion Mineral paint color cranberry and gold? It had so many positive comments but it really is a very specific color combination. Painting to appeal to the majority sometimes is the safest way but I thought I would take a chance on it and see. However after about 6 months of sitting with no home in sight, I brought it back to my paint line.

Limestone - Fusion's warm white was the new color I chose. I think it will look classic with the gold accents. Working in my dining room, because the weather is COLD and because Fusion is ZERO VOC, I painted 3 coats on to ensure a nice opaque color.

here is first coat going on

and here is 3 coats on and left to dry,

then hardware was put back on and tada!

still no idea what this little built in ledge is for in the top drawer, anyone?

love dovetail designs

I have to say I love this color combination as well, I hope it finds its forever home soon.

As a Fusion 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 Fusion Mineral Paint

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  1. I may not be seeing the little ledge appropriately, but I'm going to say it's to place the contents of one's pocket at the end of the day...pocket change...maybe cufflinks...maybe a wallet, but back then, one would have used a tray sitting on top of the dresser.

    1. that was all I could think of too, thank you for your thoughts ;)

  2. What a beautiful piece. I really like it in both colors but I can understand why you felt you should make it more neutral.

  3. Lee Ann I loved the Cranberry and Gold but the Limestone and Gold is just as pretty ;) I always love painted my pieces in beautiful colours but I have had the same problem as you when I do... they definitely take longer to sell. You did a lovely job with both colours... they look so pretty with the MCM style. Thanks for linking this up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party last week! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

    1. thank you, glad I am not the only one who second guesses her choices. I too love both


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