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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…

Strip, Stain and Fusion coffee table

I have an affection for solid wood pieces from the past. I find they exude character and are built to last forever. Most times though the finish does not hold up thru the years of use. Take this gorgeous Queen Anne French provincial coffee table. It is solid thick wood but has a crazed shellac finish with water damage.. lets give it some love.

 Sanding was not going to work, even stripper took 2 + coats to remove the thick top

then power sanding from 80 - 120 grit sand paper to get a smooth bare wood ready to stain

A coat of wood conditioner followed by a coat of General Finishes antique walnut gel stain (shown on right side of above left picture) then wiped off to leave a beautiful rich color (above right) Once it dried well for over 72 hours I added 4 coats of General Finishes high performance top coat in flat finish for a beautiful durable finish that enhances the gorgeous grain.

For the base I chose Fusion Mineral paint in limestone, a neutral warm white perfect to match any décor color

Between and after the second coat I wet distressed the edges. I find this the easiest method to distress Fusion Mineral paint.

To enhance the details give the table additional character, I added dark wax to the warm white using Fusion Mineral paint dark wax in espresso.

Once all was dry, a soft buff and the table has been given new life..

This beauty is currently for sale, more details can be found on my Facebook page link to the right sidebar... if you are near Calgary Alberta Canada and would like to have this gorgeous girl in your home!

Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint & General Finishes sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received. The links are for your convenience to learn more about these great products.

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  1. A perfectly classy makeover for a classic styled table, wonderful refinishing job and Thanks for sharing at Fridays Furniture Fix!

  2. What a beautiful makeover. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this look. Classic, timeless and simply gorgeous!


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