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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 Gate Leg Table - loads of pics

I purchased this antique gate leg table as my Grandma had one and I always thought it was such a useful table fitting so many sizes of seating options. It had been previously painted over the solid hard wood top and briefly I thought I would maybe just smooth and repaint. But I decided to strip the leaf and see what was under the faux stained wood look.

The gorgeous grain was so pretty I knew then I would continue the laborious job of stripping and sanding these layers off to get to it.

As with any antique piece of furniture there are a few repairs,  I removed the "fancy" metal and screws and reglued and clamped as originally designed.

Time to haul out side and get stripping

once all old finish was stripped it was time to sand

and sand and sand some more

FINALLY done to the gorgeous wood

Seeing it was so pretty I wanted to only enhance and seal so went with Daddy Van's hemp oil. After cleaning well, I applied 4 coats allowing each one to dry well before adding next but the old wood soaked it up well.

For the table base which was lightly sanded to start and cleaned well I chose 
Old Fashioned Milk Paint in pitch black. This classic color is perfect classy neutral. And this brand of milk paint mixes so well and goes on so smooth. Two coats went on to give a deep black color then lightly distressed on the edges and sealed with 
Daddy Van's hemp oil which enriched the color even more.

This table is now ready for years more use 

and being a drop leaf gate leg has so many configurations

check out the hidden butterfly leaf in the center

Thanks to Old Fashioned Milk Paint & Daddy Van's hemp oil for their brand blogger sponsorship

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