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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…

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

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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