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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…

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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