Nov 9, 2011

She's Got Legs

This side table was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue then Napoleon Blue, waxed with the clear and dark wax, and lightly distressed.  I wanted a contrasting color to show when distressed; therefore, the first coat was painted in the Duck Egg Blue.

The top was stained in Minwax Dark Walnut and waxed.  There table top has beautiful grain.

Love those legs and dainty feet.  I didn't realize how pretty the legs were until I started cleaning her up.

I thought it would be interesting to see the difference in hue between Aubusson Blue and Napoleon Blue.  The Aubusson Blue on the left was waxed with the clear, and the Napoleon Blue on the right was waxed with clear and dark.  I love both colors, but if you want more of a navy blue, Napoleon is the way to go.

The before of this side table is on the right.  Knowing that our nice days are going to be sporadic, I did a marathon where I stripped the tops of several pieces.  You're getting a preview of some items I'll be working on.

Thanks for visiting!

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Anonymous said...

I love the color you chose! I really love that sweet little set of drawers and can't wait to see what you do with them!

Artsy VaVa said...

Great makeovers! Love the blue!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

katie, i love it! i love that napoleonic blue and it was just the spunk this table needed!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I knew you'd be up and running. Love the vibrant blue. I'll be back to see what else you come up with.

Kahli said...

Loving the vibrancy of that blue! It is definitely a statement piece!

Twice Nice said...

I had not seen Napoleon on a piece of furniture before. Love it! I do a lot of layering the paint colors too. Love that look!

Sarah said...

Lovely! This color is just stunning! You did a great job (again). Love seeing all your before and afters! Happy Wednesday!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

They look really great. I never stop being completely wowed by furniture makeovers. Your furniture has gorgeous shapes but I'm not sure I would have noticed in in the before state - so well done you!!


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You are right Katie. I love the Napoleon. I will probably order some with the dark wax. I never ordered the AS wax because of the price but I need to do it. Thanks again for your help!

Janny said...

I love how the lighter blue shows through. I'm planning to refinish an end table and you gave me great ideas! Thanks

Katie said...

Oh I love it!! I love the grain in the wood on the top!! Love that shade of blue too - looks nice on those legs! ;)

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Katie, you're a woman on a creative mission! Amazing....keep it coming :)

Suzy said...

You are a busy lady! Love the legs and the blue...great transformation!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your smart to employ a production line to get things done. The Napoleon really is a nice color. Thanks for linking your creative project to Potpourri Friday!

art is beauty said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, The color and shape of this piece.
Over from MMS

Karyn said...

Love your blog and all the furniture transformations. I'm now a follower.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

You have some great pieces, love those wonderful "blues"! thanks for linking up to the party!

LBP said...

I love the Napoleon blue color! the little table is adorable.



eleven-o-one said...

I guess we both like legs...your neighbor at Three Boys. (And I love your table!)


Vanessa said...

Hi, Katie

I love your pieces and the blue is such a lovely color. I found your blog from Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust link party. I am a new follower.

Love for you to stop by

Have a great weekend.


Amy said...

Wow, Katie, that looks fantastic! So glad you showed the 'before' too just for some perspective! I'd love for you to share this here:

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

How awesome to see the two blues side by side! Thanks for sharing that tidbit. :) Lovely job on the pieces!
Visiting from A2D

Kristin @ Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

I love it! So cute! Just found your blog...I'm your newest follower. :)

the vintage lemon said...

I love that blue! These turned out amazing! great job!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

And I bet she knows how to use them! It's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Nice blue color.

Regards from Sweden

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Turned out beautiful. I have a very similar piece and I like the two toned finish. I hard at work too trying to get everything done before it gets too cold. Hope you get everything done.

Sarah, Three Boys said...

I am loving that blue!! Absolutely stunning as usual:)

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job! I think I'm the only blogger who hasn't tried Annie Sloan chalk paint. I love both did a great job!

gail said...

The before of the side table--amazing transformation!
great job!

Holly said...
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Holly said...

Love Love Love the blue! Can't wait to see how all your other tables turn out. I'm a new follower of yours... plz check out my blog at when you get a chance. Take care!

AudreyO said...

Once again, all I can say is wow! You have made what looks like junk into something anyone would love to have displayed in their home.

Sherry said...

Beautiful makeovers! Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So lovely~ thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Good Time Charlie said...

So gorgeous! Love that color. Great work.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Another great transformation. And I love the bold blue color choice. Thanks for linking it up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

Warmly, Michelle