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Jul 18, 2011

Desk in Aubusson Blue


Love those legs!



This desk was purchased from Craig's List and painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Aubusson Blue, AS clear wax and distressed.



The top was stripped then stained with Minwax Dark Walnut.
The inside of the drawer was painted in Louis Blue for contrast.


Before.


After.  Ahh, so much better.

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Thanks for visiting,
Katie













48 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Katie! Wow...amazing transformation! I love that color! And...you did a fantastic job! We are looking forward to seeing Smokey at Baby Kitty's birthday party on Friday! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

~Crystal said...

Love the desk...love the color you chose!!! Thanks for sharing!!

www.crystalspalazzo.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Great redo! Love the color choice.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very dramatic Katie. I love it.

Barry said...

Found you over at The Mustard Ceiling. I've added a link to you in my blogroll at http://www.imagesouthfineart.com/blog/.

Barry

Decorating the Ville said...

Visiting from The Mustard Ceiling, I love the desk, I am looking for one like this for my scrap room, I want to paint it black or maybe white - very cool lines.

Marie said...

What a pretty color! That desk is sure making a statement. You can do lots of creative things with that desk in your space. Happy Mod vintage Monday!
-Marie

Theresa said...

This is so beautiful! I have to paint something that color! I also simply love the shape, great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

katie, that desk is awesome!!! i love the color and love those legs- swoon!

Kathy said...

Just love this desk, such a good job you did! Coming from Debs

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's just gorgeous, great job!
XO
Kristin

Jeri said...

The desk is gorgeous!! I cannot wait to try the Chalk Paint!! You did a fabulous job!

Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous Katie. I love how you kept the top stained too.
xoxo,
Kim

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Love the lines of your desk! I have never come across a deal on one like it. Lucky you.
The color updates it to a whole new look. Nice job

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Beautiful transformation Katie. I love the color blue you chose, it looks fabulous with the naturally stained table top. I haven't had the opportunity to try chalk paint, I think I will have to start scheming :).

Thanks for linking up to the mix and mingle party this week!

Kristi said...

Love the transformation! Great color choice as well! :)
-Kristi
@ Creative Kristi

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that desk and just started using Aubusson. I love it waxed with the dark wax. The color is really more teal in person than I was expecting. I have painted two picture frames and am trying to figure which furniture piece to paint. thanks for joining the party.

Kara said...

Oh my goodness--those legs are gorgeous. And I love the Aubusson. I need to find a piece for it.

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

The desk is gorgeous! Love the blue against the stained top. I'm a new follower. Hope you follow me too!

http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com

Emily

Twice Nice said...

What a gorgeous desk! I'm an Aubusson fan too!
Deb

Anne said...

beautiful piece! I love the blue! now following :)

Cindy said...

What a beautiful desk, I love the color! Those legs really make it unique, though.
Hugs, Cindy

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love that the to is a different color, it's so so pretty:)

laxsupermom said...

Gorgeous desk! I love the lines of it, and the color is so fun! Love the blue! What a fun color! Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to link up anything you made/did/bought Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

the cape on the corner said...

wow! what a great transformation. the shape of that piece is amazing!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I love the color. Please consider joining my linky party, Suzy's Open House Thursday, at www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com.

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful legs, lines & color too. I do like the dark top. Nice job!

Pamela said...

The desk turned out beautiful! Since you are an Annie Sloan fab be sure to stop by when you get a chance!
http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/2011/07/major-announcement.html

Pamma said...

Great looking desk! Love the color.
~Pam

Sherry said...

Your desk looks great! Love that blue. Thanks for linking it to HSH!
Sherry

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I loved your idea of painting the inside of the drawer a contrasting color. Very fun.

I am hopping over from Sarah's big paint party. (Link #34)

Fondly,
Glenda

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I really like the colour you chose - wow!! It really stands out gorgeously, doesn't it?

I've signed up to follow your lovely blog.

Thank you so much for linking up to my Paint, Please link party.

Sarahx

Ana said...

Hi Katie,
Beautiful desk...Great find.

Hugs and Smiles,
♥Ana

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is just gorgeous, the legs remind me of the legs on my LR furniture that I just painted. such a beautiful color. thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

cami said...

This is beautiful! I am your newest follower! I'll look around your blog. Love the color of blue that you picked!
x0x0, cami

christini yogini said...

So striking! Those are great legs!!

Beth said...

Very beautiful, visiting from Primitive and Proper:)!

Beth

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love the color you chose for your desk~ it's absolutely beautiful! What a difference! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

oops! said...

Such character, this piece has - and then painted blue, LOVE!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is absolutely beautiful Katie! You picked the perfect color and I love how you brought out the wood tones on the top. You did a great job and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

How Fabulous! Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

SeaGal said...

Absolutely beautiful.. love the blue, and the fact that you re-did the top but left the natural burl wood showing.. wonderful job..love it..!
xox
Ziba Anne

Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse said...

Fantastic job! Found you via My Romantic Home furniture party and have become a new follower! Don't you love the chalk paint? Pop in for a visit if you get a chance. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/continuation-of-story-goodwill-and.html

Kitchen Cabinets Los Angeles said...

It is basically a very beautiful piece with carved wood and everything...the renovated model looks even more beautiful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I did see this when you linked to my party. Love it with the brown wax.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Looks awesome! Such a lovely desk!

Rachel said...

This is lovely! I love the blue color with the walnut top. Simply show stopping! Keep up the lovely work! Rachel @ suitsandaprons.wordpress.com