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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…

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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