Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Golden Oak No More.....

A few weeks ago I refinished a piece of furniture, but left the wood natural. This week, I broke out the Chalk Paint (Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue) for a different piece.

Remember this desk I bought for $50 off Kijiji?

I loved the curvy lines and velvet lined drawers, but was not fond of the golden oak colour. The top was also in rough shape. Here she is now:

I stained the top dark (Minwax, Black) after stripping off layer after layer of heavy varnish and stain. The rest was painted in Duck Egg Blue, distressed, and waxed with clear and dark wax. I replaced the ugly shiney brass hardware with these found at Lee Valley.

I'm in love.

She's perfect in our bedroom, and the blue picks up the blue tones in my bedding and curtains. Only a few more details and then I can declare the Master: DONE!!

Linking to my Favorite Parties!

TDC Before and After


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...[Reply to comment]

This is beautiful! You did a great job, and the duck egg is one of my favorite chalk paint colors.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, it is fabulous. Great job!

Mama Sue said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! It's beautiful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, What an ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS table. You turned a table with great bones into a true beauty. I really appreciate the stained wood top! Such a masterful job!
Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea I can see why your in love, I'm in love with that piece too!! It looks gorgeous! Great job!!

Laura from Top This Top That said...[Reply to comment]

gorgeous!! I have never tried the duck egg blue but may need to. including this piece in my weekly wow features on sunday.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...[Reply to comment]

Stunning, Andrea! Love the Duck Egg; I have it in my own bedroom on a few pieces. The dark top looks wonderful with it. Great look!

Stephanie said...[Reply to comment]

Love everything about that desk - beautiful!

Shelia said...[Reply to comment]

That desk is so pretty and with your paint job now it's gorgeous! So rich looking! You did a great job.
Be a sweetie,
shelai ;)

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

That is just beautiful! I love how aged you made it look. That is the prettiest shade of blue. If ever I want to paint a piece of furniture blue, I think I'll go whith that shade. I also like how you left the top natural.

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

You made that into a definite show stopper!

Danielle said...[Reply to comment]

Such a transformation. I'm loving how this came out! Duck Egg is my favorite and I love the dark top.

Inspired by you said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! What a change! It looks wonderful

Sharing Shadymont said...[Reply to comment]

Your table is absolutely gorgeous. I love the basket underneath too. Can't wait to see the whole room.

Rooms by Ann said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous, looks like a totally differen piece.

suzyq said...[Reply to comment]

O.M.G. - this is incredibly beautiful what an amazing transformation!
Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back when you have the time!
Visiting from French Country Cottage

The Decorating Diaries said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful. Amazing transformation.


Desiree Guy @ Camelot Art Creations said...[Reply to comment]

All I can say is LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

French Kissed said...[Reply to comment]

gorgeous...the perfect shade of blue!


Chrissie said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous piece. What a find at $50. Beautiful work!

Jaimee said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, what a wonderful job you did with the waxing. This is a gorgeous piece; you could sit in bed and admire it all day long! Wish we could find more unique pieces like this in Alaska. Enjoyed perusing your blog today.

Anita said...[Reply to comment]

This is just beautiful!!! I love the dark wood on top too. I just painted my kitchen cabinets very similarly, although they are grey. Love this piece!!

Between Blue and Yellow said...[Reply to comment]

Stunning! Love that color with the stained top, great work!

Petticoat Junktion said...[Reply to comment]

OH, WOW!!!!! this piece is just awesome. There should be a law against golden oak furniture and cabinets.

michele said...[Reply to comment]

i am seriously in love. with the piece, with the color.

now i must dig in your archives! found you via MMS's party where i'm partying too. would love to have you as a follower.

smiles and happy weekend.


Tricia said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful transformation! I love the color. Happy weekend to you :)

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Strawberries and Sweet Love said...[Reply to comment]

What a great transformation!

Jeannine said...[Reply to comment]

I'm in love too! It looks completely fantastic! Great color!

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

Jess said...[Reply to comment]

It looks like a totally new piece & it's beautimus! ;)

Danielle Andrew said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

Rita said...[Reply to comment]

I'm visiting from french Country Cottage.
What an amazing transformation: your piece looks so unique now.
Love duck egg blue chalk paint. I've recently bought a tester pot in that color but haven't had the chance to use it yet.
have a great week start

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...[Reply to comment]

So gorgeous beyond words! I love the teardrop pulls.

Sue said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous outcome, Andrea!! I love Duck Egg Blue. I want to find something else to paint with it- I just did a small table, but would like to do a buffet or chest. Guess I'd better get yard sale shopping.
:-) Sue

Terry Moore said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely stunning. I have a desk that I just bought at a garage sale that I am doing the same thing to except in old white chalk paint with a dark top. Love yours.

Penny said...[Reply to comment]

I'm visiting from the WOW party! I love the redo on your desk, you picked a great color! Penny

arrielle_p said...[Reply to comment]

I had a furniture like this on my condo. Keep sharing more amazing transformation things in here. :)

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Karena said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea such a beauty now, the combination is fabulous. Did you sand or strip any of body of the desk?

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Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...[Reply to comment]

Love the table. You did a great job.


Debra @ Common Ground said...[Reply to comment]

love your paint technique and color! you did a beautiful job on it!

Marjorie (Insouciant1) said...[Reply to comment]

She's a beauty! Great job, the results are well worth the effort. Found you through French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday.

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