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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…

Up-cycled TV Tray Holder



I was not sure what to do with this TV tray holder when it came into my possession but seeing it was solid wood I knew it could be reused for parts at the very least. When I saw Larissa from Prodigal Pieces up-cycle 2 and I have an upcoming market, the light bulb went off.


So to add a fun color, I used Krylon spray paint in chalky finish color tidal blue.
Apply multiple light coats on all sides then seal with the Krylon's chalky finish clear coat spray.


I wanted to add a removable chalkboard on mine to test first before permanently attaching.

I had a piece of hardboard backing that will work so sprayed it with Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint Black. This was much easier then the roll on kind and time will tell if it is as durable.


Seeing the back of the chalkboard would be visible, I painted it in Krylon citrus green for a fun punch of color.


After allowing the chalkboard paint a few days to dry and cure, it was time to try it out. I typed out my wording and set the fonts then free handed it onto the board.


This is going to be perfect for my upcoming market as a welcome sign




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