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Sep 12, 2011

Secretary in Aubusson Blue


I couldn't wait to start on this thrifty find I shared with you last week.


I painted the secretary with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue.


Just look at that sheen from the Annie Sloan Soft Wax.



The secretary was moved into the sunroom; my favorite room in the house.



The inside was painted with ASCP in a mix of Louis Blue and Provence, which makes a lovely turquoise.  I then dry brushed with Paris Grey.




I love the Aubusson Blue; however, next time I'd like to try it with the dark wax.

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38 comments:

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Katie, that is absolutely gorgeous! The piece itself has such personality. Love what you have done to her making her pretty again. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Twice Nice said...

Beautiful. I think Aubusson is one of my very favorite colors. Deb

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Gorgeous!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

A lovely make-over. Enjoy!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

The blue looks great! I love how you positioned it in front of the full length mirror! I found a store that carries ASCP just 20 minutes away! Can't wait to go and pick up a can for myself!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

Renee@Nana'sEmptyNest said...

That turned out beautiful! Almost makes me want to try my hand at refnishing!

SarahB said...

Oooh, that is lovely, look at that shine - gorgeous!!

Do you know if Aubusson is a different colour in the US than here in the UK? The reason I ask is I have recently done a bureau in Aubusson (which you can see here:http://shabbychicsarah.blogspot.com/2011/09/150-and-union-jack-bureau.html) and it looks like a completely different colour - I've noticed that whenever a US piece is painted Aubusson it's different. Just curious!!

S x

Tammy @ Type A said...

love it! i noticed the same as SarahB, whenever i see blogs in the UK the color looks so different. your piece is amazing.

Maury said...

This looks great! I even like that you painted the handles. It has a very sleek but old look to it. I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to come visit me... afabulesshome.blogspot.com

driftwoodesign said...

At first the color was sooo shocking, but in the space it looks great and even better open. Damn I want!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous! you know i love that color. it loks so awesome paired with brass/gold accents. beautiful job, katie!

Sarah said...

This is stunning and I lovw the huge mirror behind it. What a creative idea! I'm your newest follower! :)

Amy Kinser said...

Love the paint job and love it in front of that great mirror.

So nice to visit with you.

Whytney said...

Beautiful! I want a
secretary BADDD!

Stopping by from Type A

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Katie, that is just stunning! Love it! I'm also your neighbor at POPP! Lucky me! :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Wow - what an amazing eye you must have to see something like that and what you believe it could become! xoxo

Judy said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I love the color combination. Thanks so much for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So pretty! Glad I saw this b/c I was about to order the Aubusson blue. Another reader commented about the color too. I'm wondering b/c I thought it was darker. I'm looking for more of a navy or royal blue for my son's furniture.

Sara said...

So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

Siuan @ Snowbound said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love the color you used.

Marigene said...

Beautiful!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Katie, What a beautiful piece and I love the color you painted it. The mirror is pretty amazing too! Thank you for joining the Open House party and I am now a follower.
Hugs,
Sherry

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love the blue! wish I had one to paint.Thanks for sharing.

oops! said...

Swooning over this piece! I love everthing about it!

Ann said...

Beautiful piece to begin with. Even more fabulous with your visionary redo. I'm your newest follower!

Ann said...

Beautiful piece to begin with. Even more fabulous with your visionary redo. I'm your newest follower!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Pam said...

Great transformation. That blue is gorgeous.

Abbie said...

OMG, I have two similar desk's in my home...Im always doin a DIY as well...love the blog. Following ;)

www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

cornerofmain.com said...

Pretty! I am visiting from the Remodelaholic link-up. Thanks for sharing =)
~Kelly @ Corner of Main

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Perfect redo and I love it against the big mirror. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a gorgous piece and you did a wonderful job on it. Like everyone else I love the color!

Thank you so much for linking to Potpourri Friday. You make the party more fun and I appreciate you! Hope to see you next Friday!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh gosh Katie this is beautiful. I just ordered this color. It hasn't arrived yet. For some reason I thought it was a darker blue. I saw it on another blog. I didn't order the dark wax but I think that's how I'd get it darker. Oh well...it's always something. Have a wonderful weekend!

Ellen said...

This is lovely. Love the color. My sister and I picked up a secretary along the road for my daughter. We need to rehash it, and oh my this blue would be so pretty. You did such agreat job.
Hugs,
Ellen

Sherry said...

Katie, This is gorgeous! I love this blue distressed. It looks so Frenchy.
Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

So-o-o beautiful. Thanks so much for linking it up to Fab Friday.

Warmly, Michelle

Good Time Charlie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color, thank you so much for linking up.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Found your blog while searching for this color, great piece!