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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…

Rustic Peppermint Stick sets for Christmas



Rustic décor is popular where I live, I had a great customer who purchased rustic fall pumpkin sets from me in the past


send me a photo from Pinterest  asking if I could create something similar.

This is my take on the photo and seeing I had a bit extra rail pieces I made a few extra.



Once cut, and painted it was time to sand and wax, my helper is so sweet


Now to add just a wee bit of something to the white ones; raffia, jute, twine and stars, hmmm




one set I added tea lights by drilling in 1 1/2" holes to the top so they sit level


Pretty cute Christmas décor


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