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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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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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