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Jul 31, 2011

Dresser in Aubusson & Duck Egg Blue Mix


This dresser was purchased from Craig's List and painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I mixed approximately two parts Aubusson Blue and one part Duck Egg Blue.  The mirror was purchased from Hobby Lobby several years ago and painted with the same mix of paint.


I usually take photos of my furniture outside where the light is better, but I thought I'd try an inside shot today.  Taking inside photos is difficult in our house (or maybe it's the photographer).  We have a lot of windows but also a lot of tall trees outside, which tends to darken the interior and/or cause glare.  Like I said, not the easiest place to take photos.



The top was stripped and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut.  AS clear wax was used as the final step.


I think I'm getting better at distressing.  I always knew the look I loved, but it was still hard to sand off what was just painted.  However, it's getting easier.


As you can see, I love all things blue and green, from painted furniture to glass and other collectibles.


Before.



After.


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78 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I saw someone use the Aubusson Blue just the other day and I loved it. I want to get some and also I need the AS wax. I am in the same boat you are with the photography. Lots of windows. I think your photos are really good though...and I'm not just saying that! Have a great week...

stellar junk said...

Love it!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

This is stunning...great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

katie, this is AWESOME!!!! love the colors you achieved and the brass pulls and wood top and everything about it!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Gotta love it. I really love the combination you chose. Great job. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

laurie said...

looks great,, I love the color combo,,

Shelia said...

How beautiful! Love the way your color turned out and I really like the stained top! You did such a great job.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

The colors are great and you distress just like me! A little here and there but not on the drawers. You did such an awesome job!

Honey at 2805 said...

Great color and the vignette on top works perfectly!

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Colleen said...

This is really beautiful. I just bought some Aubusson chalk paint and am really excited to use it. And I have the perfect dresser in the garage to use it on. You've completely inspired me...thanks!

Helen's Decor said...

It looks wonderful and it's tempting me to do the same thing to my similar chest. I'm a new follower from Debbie's "partay."

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful job~Love that color!

Chlvie said...

This really is a beautiful piece! I love the color you chose.

Miss Kitty said...

I love the color you came up with. You are brave to mix colors. I like that you left the top with the wood grain showing. Your distressing is perfect.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Ooo I want it! LOVE!

fran said...

Looks gorgeous! The color is great.

Sylvia said...

The dresser is beautiful, love that color too.

Sylvia

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I painted an old Ethan Allen night stand with chalk paint today. It was my first chalk paint adventure, and it turned out great! The blue shade you created is really pretty.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

I love that color! I liked it on the sample but this pic blows it out of the water.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Martina

Stacey said...

Love the colors you used. Gorgeous!

abeachcottage said...

It is such a lovely dresser and looks great in its new colour. Well done!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Katie...love your blog!
This dresser looks beautiful in blue ~ so happy I stopped by!

Yvette said...

So so beautiful! I love it!

Yvette @ Aqua Seventy6

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So pretty! And just the right amount of distesssing! Nicely done!

Sunny Vanilla said...

This turned out so nice! Loving the color too. Your blog is great and I'm your newest follower. I hope you come check out mine too.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Such a terrific combination of colors. NICE!!

Queenie said...

What an Amazing Transformation Katie... before and afters are the funnest things to see...I love your tray vignette atop the chest...everything's gorgeous :)

Lori said...

I love this color. What a wonderfully beautiful job, one that I definitely aspire to. Great photo's too, yet another thing I need to really work & educate myself on. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Isn't Craigslist GREAT??

peace

Pamela said...

Love the color! It looks fabulous!

vintageshabbychicks said...

Wow..what a beautiful chest!!! Aubusson is my fave color...good job!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

love the color! both pieces look amazing! thanks for partying with me!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

Hi Katie, love your dresser make over the color is fantastic and the pulls look beautiful on it. i would love to feature it on my next revival monday. if this is ok with you please let me know..
lauren

Joselyn@The DIY Spot said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! What a magnificent transformation!

The Cranky Queen said...

I love the chest re-cycle. Thanx for sharing. Tiffany...visit me sometimes over at the palace~lol
Tiffany

Lucy May said...

Great mix on the paint! I have both colors and will try that combo soon!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Love the color you chose! What a pretty update. Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

andrea said...

Hi! I saw you on {PRIMP}'s linky pary. Love what you did to the dresser! That shade of blue was perfect. I signed on as a follower (my icon is the chicken). Come on over and visit to see my organ...Regards, Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

Wow what a lovely colour! I know what you mean about the distressing, I am the same! Looks great
Tina

Coley said...

What a gorgeous dresser! I just posted about how much I love the color blue, wish I would have seen this first :)

www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Katie, Thank you for sharing this beautiful transformation at the Open House party! The dresser is wonderful and you painted it my favorite blue.
xo,
Sherry

Olive Cooper said...

So much better in blue and the distressing is perfect.

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

Beautiful! I love what you did!!

Ispirato Design said...

I had to show this post to my husband- we have the same dresser. His comment was -we should do that! Looks really, really good!

I also saw your kitty post. I'm having a pet portrait give away- please come sign up- I would love to draw your beautiful cat!

Robyn Story said...

Simply Beautiful. Chalk paint is just amazing!!! Thanks so much for posting our Everything Annie Sloan giveaway button on your sidebar!! I hope all your friends and followers come over and check out this amazing giveaway!! I am your newest follower!

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Thanks for inspiring. You are so creative! Looks wonderful. Everyone is starting to paint furniture pieces with this chalk paint. Is it because you have left over or does it work better on the furniture or give it a desired look? Please stop by tesorofino.blogspot.com and leave me a post message and explain.

janet said...

Stunning....Duck Egg is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!

janet xox

http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

This is very nice! I love how it turned out. Duck egg blue is my favorite of the AS colors.
Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the duck egg blue, wow, it is gorgoeus, very different, as I usually see pieces in white...but this one, lovely! Just dropped from HSH, too. Hugs, FABBY

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh wow what a great transformation! That is such a pretty color and I really like the hardware!!

Amber and Brad said...

Very pretty color. Soft and beautiful. Great job mixing your own custom color, I love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at my Chalk Paint Party!

www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

I just did a similar piece in ASCP. Love your color!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Beautiful color and such a dramatic transformation.

Meg said...

So beautiful! I love that color, you did a great job with the finish of it as well. The handles are some of my favorite style--great job!
I'd love for you to share this on my link party today! www.alittleknickknack.com Have a great weekend!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

LOVE IT!!
I really, really like the color!!

Sommer said...

Gah! I love this so much! I cringe everytime I see something finished in this paint because I want it to be my turn! LOL I can't afford it yet. You are so blessed to have this, it's beautiful!
I hope you will come share this at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

Tami said...

Visiting via "My Romantic Home".....gorgeous color, love it!!

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks gorgeous Katie! The drawer pulls really stand out now and you did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

gail said...

we call those chest of drawers around these parts. :)
You did a fabulous job. I love the stained top with that pretty blue!
thanks for linking up!
gail

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

Beautifully done, love it!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

You have a great new blog and I love your dresser! I would love for you to link up your dresser at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com on Monday! I am a new follower!

Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Oh my, I am loving that dresser. If you ever tire of it let me know & I will gladly take it off your hands! Following your blog now. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-8611.html

The Mom said...

You have inspired me! Annie Sloan paint has just arrived in our area and I am itching to get started on some projects. I have a very similar dresser that would look beautiful with this treatment! Blessings!

Donna said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

Life With Lucy said...

beautiful! love the color.

MissBliss said...

Awesome, just awesome. Thanks for your recommendation on the Peacock Blue for my vanity-turned-sidebard. Now I'm just trying to narrow down the peacock blues! May need your input ;)

Enjoy the weekend!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Katie, this is so beautiful. I think you have the technique down to perfection, love it!! The stained top is just so pretty! thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How pretty...looks outstanding. I’m having an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway…hop over and enter…ends at midnight 8/7.

Blessings,
Linda

Nina's Apartment said...

Gorgeous! So much better than the original. I'm about to do an old wardrobe in this colour, so glad I found your blog for inspiration!

Carolyn said...

You've done a lovely job with the drawers, amazing how much difference some paint makes (and some effort). Well done.

Deidra said...

Beautiful! I just "rescued" a dresser, knowing it can be something lovely. You've inspired me!

Sandy said...

gorgeous! I love it!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I featured your pretty blue dresser at Mod Mix Monday today!

Snappy Di said...

I love the color! Great job, not only on the dresser, but on the photos as well!

shellyandrade said...

Hi Katie!

Stopped by your site after reading your comment on the blue dresser I posted about today. I didn't know who you were so I clicked to your site to see who I was talking to when I noticed the dresser you did.

When I first glanced at it I'm thinking, what is my dresser doing over here? The color was so similar I assumed you used the Provence, so I was amazed when I read you mixed up your own paint.

I think you can do that with several ASCP colors. I have a can of Duck Egg Blue which I hate; maybe I'll mix it up with something and see if I can make it better.

I really do love the Provence. Unfortunately, I'm out and until money starts coming in, I'll have to use what I have.

Take care & thanx again for the comment.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Simply gorgeous! Janell

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

This is just beautiful! Well done.