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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's raw silk bedroom suite


Fusion Mineral Paint released new colors a bit ago and raw silk called my name. It is a lovely white color with a hint of cream. It was the perfect color to take a mismatched wood color bed room pieces and create a matching bedroom suite. Nightstands were originally deep ebony color, the dresser was orangy maple and the headboard was rustic painted white.





To make all the base wood colors cohesive, I first painted the dresser and nightstands in 2 coats of primer. Then it was time for the pretty raw silk paint to go on. I went with 2 coats to give a more opaque coverage.





There are not loads of crevices but enough to catch some details. As always there are lots options to use but I chose to try a grey paint wash. Fusion's tones for tots little lamb was my choice. Each piece I painted in this universal grey color then wiped back with a wet rag for a grey wash finish. Perfect, just the right amount of color added to the pieces.


See how it just catches in the grooves and tones the raw silk on the flat surfaces to a greyer tone



solid raw silk on left and grey washed on right

Now the hardware, to make all pieces seem cohesive, add new matching hardware. For all the knobs, new hammered silver was the choice. The existing handles needed to match so I went with layering coats of silver metallic and brushed nickel silver spray then hand rubbing in dark black metallic cream, perfect!



top handle has the dark metallic added and bottom the silvers only
I think the recreated match the new knob shown above very well, what do you think?

And to give more durability to the top of the dresser and nightstands, I  wiped on a few coats of Fusion tough coat! The once mismatched set is now a perfectly coordinated bedroom suite ready to be put to use.  (please excuse the garage staging but with such large pieces I had no where to haul in my home to stage)











Thanks Fusion Mineral paint for making such great products to achieve this fabulous look. Find a piece and Paint It Beautiful.

This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint

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