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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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Turquoise Iris inspired dresser


I have been following The Turquoise Iris for a very long time and have admired her unique painting techniques and staging. Finally I had a piece I thought was a good size and style to give her technique a go.


 I started with this boring dated solid maple dresser.


Off came the hardware and I filled the top handle holes to install new knobs once finished. The piece got the usual full on spa scrub to remove all gunk and past "juju" for a fresh clean start. Now to start the fun part, the paint process. And this process is far out of my usual but here goes. I started with Cece Caldwell's paint in Chesapeake blue and vintage white and mixed the two half and half for  the middle color


then with a spray bottle full of water I misted the paint to allow it to run together and blend brushing as it went


and the process took quite some time as I added more of each color and sprayed and blended and let drip


once all was dry I sanded well, applied 2 coats of Cece Caldwell flat matte finish and added age with Homestead House espresso wax. Now to add new hardware, the satin cup pulls from D Lawless Hardware were perfect to update the 3 drawers but for the newly drilled knob holes on the top drawer I put out a poll for left or right shown here. 


Right won hands down, again from D Lawless Hardware











*Disclosure
I have received products in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links for  CeCe Caldwell Paints, D Lawless HardwareHomestead House




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