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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…

Chippy table do over


So after my epic fail on the "chippy" table (see lessons learned here) I chose to redo it in a safe, stick to anything paint, Fusion Mineral paint . I went with raw silk again as I am just loving the crisp but not stark white tones of it.




For ease for distressing the edges, I rubbed the Fusion beeswax bar along them all before painting. I repeated another layer after I easily wiped the edges after the first coat and used a sanding sponge to distress the edges again after coat #2.

Once all dry, I tried Fusion's black wax to age one of the legs but my youngest daughter voted to keep it the crisp clean white distressed look. A quick wipe with mineral spirits removed my aged art work easily and it was back to fresh paint.


Seeing it will be used lots as a table or desk on the top I gave it a coat of Fusion's wipe on tough coat and walaa this baby was finished.. for good this time ;)










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Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.

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