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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…

How to make IOD moulds with clear acrylic latex caulk

I am jumping on the IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns  bandwagon first trying the IOD transfer wall art post HERE (above right) and then moving on to the moulds. I live rural so mold medium is limited but after much research I found that acrylic latex caulking is an option. This is easily found in our local home repair stores.

This tube filled 4+ moulds

Step 1 - squeeze into the moulds
Step 2 - level with an offset knife for a smooth surface

Step 3 - let dry 2 full days minimally,in our cold Canadian climate right now even longer.  They will become clear (below shows after 2 days and not ready), I waited 4 days
NOTE: they will shrink down a bit, that is normal

Step 4 - unmould.. first wipe the surface edges with a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol to make nice clean edges and pull out.

 and this is the result. The pieces are very flexible and continue to become clearer as they fully dry once out of the moulds. I am letting them dry on paper towel to allow air to the underside as well.

Now to put them to use.. stay tuned for future IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns mould creation posts!

Check out the bread box I did as first project

I also have purchased paper clay and resin to try next, watch for them being posted here too

I created a Creative Moments Share Group on Facebook if you would like to stay current on progress before a blog post is created.

  This post contains links for IOD - Iron Orchid Designs to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, strictly added for your convenience ;)
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