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Navy Sideboard / Sofa Table

I loved the bones of this Sklar Pepplar sideboard / sofa table and knew it would look fabulous in a classic color to update the worn original stained finish.

As with all my projects, the first step is to scrub the piece well with warm soapy water, rinse and dry well. The top of the bottom shelf was lightly power sanded to smooth the finish then wiped well to remove and sanding dust.
I imagined it in a deep rich navy and ordered classic navy from a new paint line called Jolie Paint.

Look at the lovely packaging they send it in! See this sweet jewelry box and this fun wooden accent chair in malachite. And this stained and painted wood chair in verdigris. Boat are the small tester sizes in the box.

Here is the beautiful classic navy and their signature brush. I LOVE the brush; the construction is so well made and the handle fits my hand perfectly. The natural bristles apply the paint beautifully.


The top has a leather inset which covered easily with this paint. And this beauty has caster…

Rustic Grey Farmhouse Dresser



It has been forever since I entered a The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest so I was very excited to join for April's "Make It Pretty" contest. This months contest is sponsored by D Lawless Hardware. For those who follow Creative Moments, you know I have found amazing hardware from D Lawless. Check out their website, they have everything you need when it comes to hardware.


I chose to use their Augustine drawer pulls to give this large dresser updated class. The dresser had the massive hutch but unless used for a coffee bar I find them dated so chose to just refinish the ample storage dresser and "make it pretty" again.





I always scrub my solid wood pieces from top to bottom after removing the hardware with TSP/soap mix and rinse well. This is important to get rid of any grease, dirt, etc and give it a nice clean surface for products to adhere well. Any repairs on made next, this one need some missing screws, easy peasy. Now it was on to the fun part, adding color. I started with Fusion Mineral Paint in a soft grey called pebble. Two coats for the perfect canvas.


one coat to two below

The next step was doing a color wash over the cool grey, I went with Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate.


Apply with a wet brush and mist with a spray bottle and wipe off. This should be done in sections as it dries fast. The dark brown will catch in all the nooks and crannies.


Here it is showing drawers and doors with the wash on the right


Dry brushing was next in line, I used Fusion Mineral Paint raw silk, a warm white over the entire dresser.


closeup



NOW for the make it pretty.. adding the Augustine drawer pulls. These gorgeous pulls added the perfect touch of class and style to this piece updating it to 2018.


For even more dimension I added Homestead House black wax




And for a fun pop of color I painted the inside drawer fronts in Fusion Mineral Paint homestead blue.
















THANKS to  D Lawless Hardware for sponsoring this months contest!!


If you want to see more of the projects in this months contest check out  The Fab Furniture Flippin’ site  If you’re a blogger interested in joining a future Fab Furniture Flipping Contest, contact Evey at info@eveyscreations.com

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