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Fusion roll top desk

When I brought this antique replica roll top desk home, my youngest daughter called it for her birthday gift. She chose a creamy white exterior and her favorite mint for the interior. With these choices in mind I selected Fusion Mineral paint in Champlain and Laurentien.
but before color could be added I took the entire piece apart to make repairs and scrub well.


once dry, I reassembled the bottom and started applying the color with 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral paint champlain on all the exterior all sides including the under edge - I think it gives a more finished look





the same thing with the inside pieces with the minty laurentien green from Fusion Mineral paint with all hardware removed and cleaned then applied after 2 coats and distressing the edges



In keeping with the vintage look I wanted to add depth to the warm white paint so chose Homestead House dark wax in espresso, shown below on the roll top you can see how it adds depth and dimension and age too.

then all was reassembled a…
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Homestead House All in One finish Sideboard

I have had my sideboard sitting in our home in full use for about 4 years now with the intention of refinishing it however like the cobbler's children with no shoes, it gets overlooked all the time. I recently made time for it deciding it needed a good drink of oil as the previously stripped left the surface so dry.


It soaked up two coats of Miss Mustard Seed hemp oil like nothing when I applied it after sanding and scrubbing well.



here is the drawer above with hemp oil showing the difference of the dry old wood


now it was time to sand down the top even though it has previously been stripped to get all marks removed and a fresh start. Everything received 2 coats of hemp oil hydration, inside and out all sides




To darken the wood, I chose Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in cappuccino. I wipe on with a paper towel, leave for about 15 minutes then use another paper towel to remove the excess. Be sure to wait at least 9 hours between coats or the dark col…

Krylon catalina mist wrought iron basket

Take one solid wrought iron basket and pair it with the prettiest soft green spray paint by Krylon and you have a beautiful basket to hold magazines, towels, extra rolls of toilet paper, potted or silk plants.


In a well ventilated area spray your well cleaned piece with multiple coats of Krylon color master spray paint on all sides. I chose Catalina Mist.

And when it is dry, load it up with virtually anything you want to display or corral in this refreshed basket.





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Krylon sea glass creations

I LOVE sea glass but land locked in Alberta Canada makes it very hard to get many pieces. Luckily Krylon created a new product called sea glass spray paint. It comes in a few colors but of course aqua and sea foam spoke to me right away.

I practiced with these little glass votive jars

then chose this pretty decanter

and sprayed it multiple coats of both colors alternately outside in good ventilation  and after a couple days I sprayed it with Krylon matte sealer for added durability


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Homestead House stain and finishing oil antique chair

How stains are evolving, Homestead House has a stain and oil finish all in one, how easy it that? I sanded and scrubbed well this old antique chair after removing the original leather seat first. Once it was good and dry I opened my can of Homestead House stain & finishing oil all in one in cappuccino, dipped in a paper towel with my nitrile gloved hand in the dark brown color and began to rub on the wood. Being old and dry it soaks it up right away and gives a deeper color and luster to the wood.

 original
 all sanded and scrubbed
stain & finishing oil going on.. right side

the seat half hemp oiled

It is very close to the original color. I treated the leather seat with hemp oil to help rehydrate it. When all was good and dry I reassembled the seat on. I wanted just a bit more vintage sheen so gave the entire chair minus the seat of course a coat of Homestead House espresso wax. Wipe and buff and walaa!





looks lovely with the antique tiger oak dresser currently for sale too

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Country Chic simplicity accent table

A good customer brought me a table they purchased already painted grey but not in their color choice. They wanted it white to match the handcrafted desk they had me recently relove.

 A few fresh coats of Country Chic Paint in crisp white called simplicity gave it the bright color they envisioned it to be.

The edges and flat surfaces were sanded to distress and reveal the underneath grey then black wax was added to the crevices for additional dimension and detailing. Seeing the top would get some surface use I put a coat of Country Chic Paint clear wax on it and the shelf surface.



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