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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-ified Doll House

One of my great customers brought me her childhood doll house to give a makeover to for her two little girls for Christmas. This solid cedar doll house was hand crafted with the smallest attention to detail and so well made. 

She wanted a fun exterior update for the not so small doll house, it is 4 feet long and over 2 feet wide.

There was a bit of damage on the roof so I took  one of the braces off and reglued it and the others and brad nailed them securely in place. I secured them further with flat head screws countersunk. Then the missing areas and screw heads were wood filled. Once dried sanded well and painted Fusion Mineral Paint  little lamb, a nice soft grey..

For the house exterior she chose Fusion Mineral Paint  in English rose, this is first coat going on but took 2 coats

and for the trim she chose Fusion Mineral Paint  picket fence, a crisp white. It needed 2 coats and required an artist brush to get such small details painted.

All ready to be placed under , ok beside ;) the Christmas tree to make two little girls pretty happy Christmas morning!

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  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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