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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…

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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