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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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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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