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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 Heart Bench Changeup



 This solid oak hand crafted bench is well built but the dated heart cut outs and orangy stain begged for a makeover.


We first disassembled it...





sanded the areas where the glue left ridges ...


then cut the heart ends off giving the edges a more modern straight edge.



The the new straight edges were routered to round them to match the original edges.



Scrubbed but and ready to paint


I originally thought a warm white but amazingly for the 4th project in a row I chose a green color. This time it was Country Chic Paint in nocturnal.


I applied 2 coats with new shorty Cling On brush , just as amazing as my favorite Cling On F40 but short handled and holds more paint. 


And once both coats were dry, I applied Country Chic clear and antiquing wax to give the matte finish some shine and definition.








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