Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{The Duck Egg Table}

Ahhh, she's quite a beauty, huh?  I love that I found this table for $8.99 at Goodwill yesterday and had it painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in Duck Egg Blue, and waxed and in its new spot in less than 24 hours.  One of the perks of this fabulous paint.  

Before the wax:

I mixed Annie Sloan clear wax with her dark wax in about a 4:1 ratio to tone down the duck egg blue a bit. 
What the wax looked like before I applied it with a waxing brush:

So go ask Grandma if she still has one of these:

And don't forget: If you don't love it, PAINT IT!
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{Nesting Side Tables}

I love white furniture.  It goes with everything and can look classy, shabby, casual or fancy. Everything matches it.  Blacks, browns, warm tones, cool ones.  You name it.
These tables were painted in Annie Sloan's Old White Chalk Paint, distressed with a sanding block and topped with polycrylic by minwax.  Traditionally, chalk paint is finished with wax, but I wanted a harder finish for these tables since they get a lot of use from my little monsters.  

Black.  Not bad, but I was tired of it and am changing the color scheme in my living room to grays, whites and a duck egg blue.

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