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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…

Ebony and Grey Dining Table

There are so many well loved but out dated stained dining tables just waiting to be reloved. I took this oval wood medium stained one and gave it an updated look in shades of grey.

The top had typical wear and tear but after a good sanding of 40 - 80- 120 grit sanding paper the finish was gone and the wood bare.

The perfect canvas for Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in ebony. I went with 3 coats letting each one dry overnight and given a light sanding of 220 between coats.

 This was a lovely dark black stain but I decided to take it further with various shades of Fusion Mineral Paint .

I dry brushed Fusion Mineral Paint soapstone first followed by ash then coal black and all with the same chip brush. How easy is that?

While those layered dried I painted the base and table skirt Fusion Mineral Paint little lamb, a soft universal grey.

 While the brush was still wet I dry brushed this on the top as well.

Homestead House black furniture wax was used on the base and table skirt to give dimension

Fusion tough coat was applied in 4 coats over the top to give table top durability

I have received product as a brand blog rep in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint

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