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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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Fusion Algonquin shelf / key rack


I painted 2 exact shelves with key racks; one warm white, one a burnt orange. The warm white one sold right away but the burnt orange one remained unsaleable for over a year. As much as I hate admitting the color choice was wrong, sometimes it is true.


So I tried Fusion Mineral Paint's in Algonquin, a new to me color to try. Distressed it a bit and added  Homestead House espresso wax  for a rustic feel. I have my fingers crossed this color is more appealing to the masses ;)





*Disclosure
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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