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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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Stenciled Coffee Table in Warm White


See how I used paint along with a pretty stencil and dark waxes to relove this solid wood coffee table.


I purchased this unique table from a local bidding site, the description intrigued me. It said the solid oak coffee table spins like a lazy susan and just needed a refinishing. However once I picked it up and got it back to the workshop I found there was a bit more then was disclosed ;( The base plate that attaches the top to the base had been rewelded with a block to shim the top. 


My handyman husband and I took it completely apart, made adjustments and such and found that it actually raises from coffee table to dining table height (20-30") on a brass shaft. Wow that is neat. It does not however spin like a lazy susan. There is a wee bit of turn which is ok I guess. After all the mechanical tweaks it was time to move on to the fun part.. painting.


In my recent Instagram Dixie Belle Paint win I chose the color Drop Cloth along with Mermaid Tail I used on this sweet desk. This soft warm white would be the perfect neutral for this coffee table. I applied 2 coats with the Dixie Belle Paint brush included in my win. This paint goes on so smoothly.


To add definition and detailing I used Daddy Vans wax in my favorite café noir in the crevices and along the edges then added some Daddy Vans black wax too. On the table top which will get more traffic, I put a coat of Daddy Vans clear lavender scented wax under the dark waxes.


I also had another detailing idea in mind; stencilling. Stencilling has been a nemesis of mine I think because I am OCD and this is like painting outside the lines. But I challenged myself to give it a go. A while back I received a gorgeous mandala stencil from The Stencil Warehouse. I put it away after a failed attempt but thought it would look lovely on this table. I chose Plaster Paint in toasted marshmallow for the contrast stencil color. I did a quick video of my stencilling below


and as I lifted the stencil



I could not be happier with the results of all these great products coming together to create this one of a kind piece.




so pretty








*Disclosure
I have received products in exchange for this post and as a winning prize. Huge thanks to my great sponsors for this project  The Stencil Warehouse , Daddy VansDixie Belle Paint 

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