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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…

Antique Dresser in Homestead House Cappuccino & Champlain Milk Paint

A trip to the local thrift store found this antique beauty just begging for me to take it home. It is a solid well made tall boy made by Hammond Furniture, a Canadian company.

 The inset wood design on the top drawer front caught my eye seeing it restored to its original luster.

I stripped the drawer front and top and sanded smooth to bare wood

 then applied Homestead House stain & finishing oil all in one in cappuccino, this all in one finish is so lovely to use as it has minimal smell and goes on smoothly.

The pieces each had 2 coats with the top getting 3 with a light sanding between coats

The original hardware on the left was scrubbed and refreshed with a coat of Rub 'n Buff in antique gold. It does not make them look new but more of an even sheen.

For the body of the dresser I chose Homestead House Paint Co. milk paint in champlain. Milk paint has a mind of its own and will chip accordingly. This piece decided to go fairly chippy especially after coat #2. To seal it I used Fusion Mineral Paint's hemp oil. However if you prefer to seal in the chippiness to prevent further chipping use Fusion's tough coat matte wipe on poly.

And to add further dimension and age to the piece I added Fusion Mineral Paint's black/espresso wax mixed for a darker antiqued look.

The top received a 3rd coat to darken and match the drawer fronts. Antiques were made with solid wood but many times with a variety of types so some may need a bit more color then others. The third coat also added additional durability to the top.

The super solid construction of these beautiful pieces is visible here with the dove tail drawers and the wood dowel drawer stops and metal drawer glides.


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. , there is no monetary benefit to me for clicking them.

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