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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…

Old World Plaster Look Bread Box

If you have been following my recent How To blog posts you know I have been trying the IOD moulds using acrylic caulking. For my first project with them I chose this simple plain wooden bread box.

I chose the widest mould using 2 of them which fit almost perfectly across the front. I just used a sharp knife to easily cut the end of one then glued on with wood glue and left to dry flat overnight.

The next day I started the paint process. 

I wanted to create an old world plaster look so started with Fusion Mineral Paint's in Ash mixed with Fusion Mineral Paint's fresco powder.

This went over the entire box but I never put it on the moulds.

Once good and dry and full coat of Fusion Mineral Paint's pebble went over the top of the dark grey and the moulding.

And then once dry it was sanded to reveal the dark grey then sanded a bit more to distress it to add a more aged look.

To give added dimension Homestead House black wax was added

I added the Fusion Mineral Paint's ash regular to the inside back of the box

and on the outside back to give a finished touch

And all complete...

 I took a "few" pictures to try and show it best from all angles

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  & IOD - Iron Orchid Designs to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, they are just added for your convenience ;)