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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 little lamb & black waxed dining chairs makeover


Awhile back I created a Restoration Hardware inspired dining table. The couple that purchased it had 4 mismatched painted chairs they wanted to go around it. They also wanted to lighten up their dining room so I chose the lighter shade of grey I used on the table, Fusion Mineral Paint's little lamb.



Three of the chairs were partially painted black but the pools of paint and cracking original finish required all the chairs to be sanded down and the 4th chair painted black so all had a cohesive under coats.

check out my new favorite spindle sponge to apply paint smoother and faster

 sanded and first coat of little lamb goes on



then Homestead's black wax and distressing on the right side with solid on left, the customer liked the rustic look so it was a go ahead to carry on





all 4 chairs had 2 coats of little lamb grey and black wax detailing after hand sanding to distress



then for added durability I put a clear coat of Homestead furniture wax on the seats and backs of each chair








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