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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…

Milk Painted Kids Table Set


How adorable are little kids table and chairs sets? They are so much fun to relove for 1- you can do in fun colors, 2- they are the perfect size to try a new product on and 3 - they are so popular. This set came to me unfinished with just crayon marks needing removing.


A good sanding took the crayon off and gave the wood surface a fresh new start. I went with CeCe Caldwell paint stain and finish all in one in Beechnut Gray for the top. Four coats were applied with a fine grit sanding in between each coat.


The base was finished in two coats of milk paint for a soft water color look finish. The first coat was Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Eulalie's sky and the second coat was Homestead House Paint Co. in Loyalist.



to get in the wee areas that show just from the top I love to use fine artist brushes


Once dry, a light sanding over all the painted areas with a sanding sponge then 2 coats of poly to seal the paint up was applied by brush. All done ready to be staged and here it is below





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