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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…

Upcycled Tray


This is how I took a solid maple cabinet door and upcycled it into a fun tray.

After scrubbing the door up, I filled the predrilled holes and painted the entire tray front and back Homestead House Milk Paint in Quaker blue and sealed all sides with Fusion Mineral Paint 's tough coat. The next step was a wash of Fusion Mineral Paint chocolate which catches nicely in the nooks and crannies.


Dry brushing Fusion Mineral Paint  inglenook and homestead blue were next. All layers were sanded and once again clear coated with Fusion Mineral Paint  tough coat all sides in two coats.




Now to add handles, I used this awesome trick to measure your hardware holes perfectly.


Drill and install and you now have super secure handles while carrying items on your tray.


I added new felt pads to the underside to protect furniture it will sit on and it is ready to serve.










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