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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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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 ;)