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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…

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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