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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…

Country Cabinet goes vintage white

How to take this country cabinet from orangy stained to classic warm white with character


1- cabinet
2- 3 paint colors (I used Cece Caldwell paint in duck blue, parchment & vintage white)
3- paint brushes
4- sanding sponge block
5- stencils
6- stencil brush
7- sealer (I chose Cece Caldwell paint's endurance finish)
8- sponge
9- new knob
10- dark wax (I used Cece Caldwell paint's aging cream)
11- wax brush
12 soft buffing cloth

How to-

1- remove hardware, scrub old cabinet well with soap/TSP water & scrub brushes then rinse well and let dry

2- apply duck blue paint cross hatched over entire piece (I did this dresser in duck blue too)

3- reapply another coat of duck blue over all surfaces

4- randomly brush parchment over the cabinet

5- apply full coat of vintage white

6- sand with sanding sponge block to smooth paint and reveal all colors and added texture

7- paint a stencil on the cabinet to give added character (the link takes you to my stenciling video on my Facebook page)

8- sand again, wipe off dust and apply sealer with damp sponge with 2 coats

9- paint a new wood knob 2 coats of the blue, sand and seal and install knob

10 - add dark wax to give the piece added definition, age and character,

above the top shelf has the wax started and bottom not and below all done

11- Buff with a soft cloth and you are all done

 ALL the opinions in this and other posts are entirely MY own.  This post contains links for Cece Caldwell paint to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, they are just added for your convenience ;)

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