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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…

Antique Accent Table in Homestead House Milk Paint

This antique accent table was heading to the burn pile but was brought to me by a great customer in hopes I could give it new life.

Absolutely, I will give it my best . First step a good scrubbing to rid it of years of dirt and grime from being stored in an old shed. See how the grunge washes away with warm water, TSP, a dash of soap and hand scrubbing.

Then it was onto repairs, age always brings a few needed fixes ;)

I whipped up some Homestead House Milk Paint in a fun green called upper Canada green.
While it sat for its 15 minutes of rest time, I took the table outside and gave it a good power sand with 220 grit sandpaper all over to loosen the old finish and smooth the old wood.

Then on went the green milk paint. 

Milk paint dries very fast so was not long before I could add another color. I went with Homestead House Milk Paint in quaker blue.  (sorry pics of this stage went amiss) This color went on more random to give a well worn multi layer paint look. I do like to hand sand after each coat.

To seal the layers I chose Homestead House hemp oil, this wood is really dry so it loved the drink of oil. After most was absorbed, I wiped with a soft cloth and let dry overnight. The final step was to add a dark wax to add age back into the piece and it was complete.

I added these to show the treasure boxes painted with the same quaker blue and just how different the sealing choices change it up. (hemp oil, white wax and black wax)

And a sweet vintage window painted in both colors (one on each side) and shown here as fun dry erase board.

As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This posted links for Homestead House Paint Co. are for your information convenience.

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