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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 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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