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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…

Chocolate Doll Bed

I love working on sentimental custom pieces, the stories they have are great.

Take this sweet doll bed a customer brought to have reloved. It was her mothers then hers growing up. As you can see, like many children she decided to monogram it as hers once passed down.
Now a grown woman she wanted it spruced up but kept somewhat "original".

The first step was to scrub it up well then power sand to remove the name and doodles and smooth the rough edges.

The customer loves brown so Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate was the color of choice.

Two coats and the doll bed was updated ready for many more years.
Fusions built in top coat and rich pigments make coverage in only a few steps, easy peasy!