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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…

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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  1. Beeswax is such a great distressing tool for saving time and extra sanding work, Which reminds me my bar is getting low and it's time to restock! Love the black wax Lee Ann, it really adds dimension. Thanks for sharing your tips at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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