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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…

Antique Secretary Desk in Lamp White





A great customer brought me her paternal grandmother's secretary desk. It is deeply sentimental but she wanted to update the color to fit in her mainly white home.

It was in very good condition requiring just a good wipe with simply green and a wet cloth to be sure nothing interfered with the paint adhesion after the hardware was removed. There was a water ring on the top that was sanded smooth then shellac sprayed to seal the area. A few repairs were made including brad nailing the back securely on and a few wood filler areas added.


Fusion Mineral Paint  in lamp white was chosen, it is a white with grey undertones. (above shows coat #2 going over the first coat)


I applied 2 coats and found odd red dote bleeding thru, hello Zinsser shellac. This blocks all bleed thru so once sprayed on and left to dry I was then able to add a final coat of lamp white.

To add some definition, the edges were distressed minimally and had Homestead House salad bowl finish rubbed on them to seal and deepen the wood color, Fusion Mineral Paint black wax was added to the crevices, edges and  around the hardware to look aged rather then freshly painted.

Fusion Mineral Paint clear wax was rubbed on the desk top and the shelf top to give added durability for treasures to be displayed.

The inside was wiped with hemp oil to rehydrate the wood and add some shine.

The hardware was cleaned with metal polish bringing the sparkle back and replaced.


and here it is finished




Oh and I painted the edges of the built in shelves lamp white too for a fun surprise when opened.



Needless to say the customer was very happy with the update and Grandma's desk has many more years of service and memories in store.


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