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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…

Sister Jewelry Boxes in Pink & Purple


A great customer brought these 2 "matching" jewelry boxes for her sweet little girls.
One wanted pink and the other purple.


Both boxes were cleaned well for good paint adherence then all hardware and swinging doors removed. This makes all areas easily accessible to paint perfectly.




I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's English rose for the pink one. Even though the wood was light it took 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted.  A light sponge sanding smoothed all the painted areas. I then added Fusion's rose gold wax to give it some sparkle.





For the purple one, the customer chose Cottage paint in passion fruit, a deep rich purple.  Again this color required 3 coats to get the perfect color.  Again, a light sponge sand smoothed the paint. To seal it I used Fusion's pearl wax. Look at the difference it makes giving just the prettiest of shimmer to the purple color.

All hardware was put back on, the mirrors cleaned to a sparkle, the lined drawers, sides and cubbies cleaned and the doors put back on and they were complete.









And here are the adorable little girls with their "new" jewelry boxes!



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