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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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Cerused Coffee Table


Occasionally I rethink a project I have done and redo it in a new finish. This cute low coffee table that was painted grey with a sweet stencil had sat too long.


Seeing it was solid wood I thought it would be the perfect project to ceruse. What is cerusing wood you say?

"Back in the 1500's, the French invented a technique of filling in the grains in oak beams and paneling with a toxic paste derived from lead. This was initially done to help prevent rot in oak beams. ... Today that stylish finish is still called limed oak in Europe and here in the US we call it cerused wood or cerused oak." GoHaus.com

Start by sanding the finish off down to bare wood. I used my orbital sander and 40 grit since a few layers of paint




Next take a wire brush (yes this is a drill attachment I bought after watching a YouTube Video claiming it worked but it is far to harsh as per test board so I used manual like a brush) and going with the grain in long smooth strokes to open the pores and raise the grain. This took a bit of time to get to the desired look.


Once finished I brushed the top well to remove any bits of wood left before I applied a coat of Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in driftwood then left to dry overnight.



To achieve the ceruse color I applied Fusion Mineral Paint's newly released liming wax.



See the difference of liming wax on the right and driftwood stain alone on the left




One coat fully applied and wiped back



I added a final coat of liming wax and this is the final result










*Disclosure
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 & Homestead House Paint Co. to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, strictly added for your convenience ;)




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