Apr 5, 2014

Armoire painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg Blue and Old White



Armoire finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White | The Lowcountry Lady

We got this really great armoire at a Celadon warehouse sale several years ago.  Only problem is it was very dark wood and our bedroom walls are a clashing dark color so I  haven't loved the combination.

I've become such a fan of Annie Sloan chalk paint and thought it could help me transform this piece of furniture.  I started with old white, but changed my mind when I was almost done.  I ended up mixing Old White and Duck Egg Blue (about 1:1).  I finished it with clear wax. Here are a few pictures of the project along the way:

Armoire finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White - Before | The Lowcountry Lady


Armoire finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White | The Lowcountry Lady


Armoire finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White | The Lowcountry Lady


Armoire finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White | The Lowcountry Lady

Armoire finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White | The Lowcountry Lady


Armoire finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White before and after | The Lowcountry Lady
Before                                 After

I love how it turned out.

04.08.15 update.  I'm considering sanding to distress the piece a bit to let some of the original wood show through... what do you think?

7 comments:

  1. Er, I think it looked better before!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    2. What a her lol. I thinks it's lovely. I also think some distressing would add interest. Maybe also try making a glaze from the dark wax mixed with a little mineral spirits (the wax goes on easier and more transparently when mixed with mineral spirits).

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  2. I think it's ggorgeous but distressing and a little dark wax would give it depthand Iinterest

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    1. Thank you! I agree, it could definitely use distressing. Hopefully I can get to that soon!

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  3. I really like this. I have a nice sort of turquoise paint and I was afraid it was just too turquoise. I will undercoat in white and then really distress the turquoise so it should soften like this. Imitation is the best from of flattery :-). I love it needless to say!

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    1. Thank you, rl! I hope you'll share pictures of your piece when you finish it. When friends come to visit, they always compliment this armoire. :)

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I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please leave a comment!