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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…

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 the makeover process I added 5 coats for a deep rich color and durable finish.


Homestead House Paint Co. milk paint in champlain was mixed and applied to the base and hutch in 2 coats lightly sanded between and after with a sanding sponge.


Milk paint sands so smooth and feels like butter, 


the edges distress nicely too



Everything except the buffet top was sealed with Fusion's tough coat matte wipe on poly applied with a damp sponge and 2 coats.

To add dimension and character back into the piece, I applied Fusion Mineral Paint's ageing wax to the crevices and edges. Ageing wax is my favorite color as it is a mix of dark and black.

Sorry for the sun glare but hope you can see how the black wax gives it it's vintage feel back.

The hardware was painted as well in all the same steps and reapplied, it is all ready for its future as a family home beverage center.




loads of hidden storage in the buffet with full length shelf and divided areas in the full length drawer 




as well as lots of great display area







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