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Farmhouse Hutch ~ Champlain milk paint and cappuccino

Scored from an estate sale this Canadian made Kilgour Furniture buffet/ hutch is the perfect size for a coffee bar or as it was custom called for; an actual bar in the customers new home. She wanted it to be done in the same colors as this sweet little accent table.

The first step was to remove the mac tac liner in the long drawer and inside the buffet

It peeled back easy enough but then required a whole lot of Goo Gone to remove the residual stick glue. It did however protect the wood and once cleaned, perfect new looking surfaces.
All surfaces were scrubbed well to remove any dirt and dust accumulated over the years.
The top is the only wood veneer piece, the rest is solid maple I believe. Because it is veneer you must be very careful when refinishing it as it is easy to sand thru the thin wood layer.
Using my orbital sander and 120 grit sandpaper, I carefully sanded the top smooth the applied Homestead House's stain and finishing oil all in one  in cappuccino color. Throughout…

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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