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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…

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


*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  & 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 ;)