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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…

Dark Grey Jewelry Box with a fun surprise color

Jewelry boxes look so fabulous when they are reloved in color including classic neutrals. So many are found in thrift stores in beat up stained wood color or like this one in a smooth generic dark finish.

This "cherry" wood finish jewelry box has loads of storage and a classic design. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash which kept it classic in color but refreshed ready for many more years of service. Fusion is an all in one product which goes on smoothly and covers in just one coat over this dark original surface. I like to use small artist brushes to get in all the tight areas and a nice synthetic brush on the rest. I used my favorite cling on for the larger surfaces.

Lightly distressing the edges adds character. Even though the Fusion Mineral Paint is a stand alone finish you can add to it, I chose to add Fusion's black wax over the whole piece to deepen the color and add dimension.

and to add a pop of fun I painted Fusion Mineral Paint's Azure on the drawer sides,, attention is in the details they say ;)

The above wall art is done in Fusion's Ash as well but has white wax, check out the difference

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 links for Fusion Mineral Paint to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, they are just added for your convenience ;)

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