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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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Antique dresser in Old Fashioned Milk Paint's light cream

When I purchased this antique chest of drawers from an old neighbor I knew it had to be reloved in milk paint. Milk paint is the perfect paint for antique and vintage pieces as it keeps them in the time era they were built.

Color now is a whole other ball of wax; originally I thought  Old Fashioned Milk Paint in sea green as a real one of a kind piece but my heart kept going back to my favorite  Old Fashioned Milk Paint color, light cream.

To date, this vintage vanity/desk is one of my favorite pieces I have done.

it is always a classic color, perfect for this vintage quilt rack

This dresser has had a few makeovers in its past as you can see by the colors revealed when sanding

and the original handles were removed and glass knobs added, which was far to busy in my opinion

and the sweet key holes all filled in ;(
so I dug them all back out to original

and sanded the entire piece down and scrubbed well as I always do with my pieces and left to dry
See scrubbing videos part one here and part two here

the fun part begins now with paint, the first 2 of 3 coats of the light cream milk paint goes on

After 3 coats are on and dry, I hand waxed the whole piece with DV clear wax then added detailing and shadows with my favorite  Daddy Van's café noir wax

Now to put the jewelry on the sweet thing, D Lawless Hardware carries virtually everything you would need to make a piece from antique to modern. And their customer service can answer any question you might have. I found new casters (original were missing of course), matching gold bail pulls and escutcheons and if you can believe it a key that works! Every drawer can be locked!!

Now that it was all back to close to original as possible, here are the full shots


I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received from the sponsored links, they are there for your convenience. Huge thanks to my great sponsors for this project Old Fashioned Milk Paint, D Lawless Hardware & Daddy Vans

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