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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…

Fusion Navy dresser


A good friend asked if I could do anything with her childhood dresser that was solid wood but had seen better days cosmetically. Of course I am always about saving anything I can from the landfill so had my husband pick it up for me.


Two of the drawers had damaged edges which would not be easily repaired so I converted their spaces to open shelving which I think works great for use as a entertainment console, or a change station in a nursery (so much storage) or even a dining room buffet.


I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's midnight blue, a gorgeous navy for the paint color, deep and rich and perfect for fall



once 2 coats were on it was time to decide about distressing or not, note the legs were put back on too

I posted a poll to my followers but it was a split decision so I went with distressed a wee bit, I always think of a reloved piece it adds forgiveness after that first ding ;)


I gave Staalmeester brush a try for the inner edges with great success


The original hardware was scrubbed and put back on along. The new shelves were cut to fit with braces added to the back underside for added support and 2 coats inside all around including the underside of the top for a seamless look.

To deepen the navy and add dimension I added Homestead House black furniture wax in black












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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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