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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 mens valet organizer



This is the last of my mens valet / organizer I have sourced and in stock for the Christmas season. It is a vintage solid wood piece with a bit more detail then others I have done. Check out others I have done in greyblack and navy and just recently deep blue.


Being probably almost 40 years old, this vintage piece had some wear and tear over the years that needed to be fixed as step one.


The floor under the drawer needed regluing then clamped and left to dry.



One edge of the drawer liner also needed a spot of glue. To avoid any clamp marks, a soft paper towel was placed between ling and clamp.


The drawer's flocked lining was stained even after scrubbed well so it too will be painted. Seeing I was currently also working on a few antique teal projects; a vintage jewelry box and pecan step stool, I used this gorgeous color from House & Canvas in the drawer. It looks so lovely with the chocolate color I will be painting on the wood valet.


There is a trick to painting fabric though, the paint must be watered down to absorb into the pores. It also requires more coats. Above I am putting on the first coat.


Here it is the next day after dry on the right side. See how the teal paint and orange fabric turned green? On the left is coat number 2 of teal. For the 3rd coat of teal I did not water down the paint.



The body was painted 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate then distressed on the edges for a rustic farmhouse look. Fusion's black wax was rubbed all over for additional dimension and depth.











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