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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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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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