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Monday, April 23, 2012

Transformation using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint….

I know, I know, I know…I cringed for weeks at the thought of painting this desk that I shared with you awhile back.  I received several emails begging me not to paint it, which made the leap even more difficult.  However – my intention when purchasing this darling piece of history was to make it my very own and use it in the guest suite as a desk.  So over the weekend, I closed my eyes and “jumped”!  If you missed the original post, click HERE to read it.

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Wanting to try Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for quite some time, I picked up both Duck Egg Blue and Old White colors from Haley’s Cottage a few weeks ago and have been trying not to think about painting this piece.  But with the weather so beautiful here in Washington State this past weekend ~ I figured I might as well play a little.

076With ‘leg room’ in mind, I removed one of the sides of the table and put it into storage.  Using the images I have been saving on a Pinterest Board of what I wanted I carefully started painting the bottom portion of the table just with the Old White color.

072Then I decided to get a little more daring and put a coat of Duck Egg Blue on…It didn’t take me very long to decide the Duck Egg Blue wasn’t what my vision entailed. So I then began repainting over the top with the Old White again.

 

Once the new coat of Old White was reapplied – there is a few places where the blue was still showing through – but I left it alone to give the table a little more character. 

While allowing the paint to dry, I peeked again at my “inspiration board” of photo’s that I had pinned and analyzed the differences.  Realizing I needed to try to distress the top of the desk I applied the chalk paint to the top of the table and then wiped it down with an old wet rag after allowing the paint to dry for a bit.

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So the end result is fairly close to what I was hoping for…Take a peek at the photo’s to see what you think ~

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34 comments:

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it soooo much more!!! xoxo

Tina said...

Very, very pretty!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It looks great. I have a hard time painting some old pieces, too. The purist in me keeps poking me in the back and saying NO. It looks like it will be a versatile piece. xo Diana

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I love the updated table.

Dee

Amy Kinser said...

It is so very pretty. Great jump!

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sissie said...

I love this! It turned out so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

kathee said...

I'm glad you made the jump! I love it!!! xok

kathee said...

I'm glad you made the jump! I love it!!! xok

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love it painted!!! Looks awesome:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Snooks said...

I like it. It is very cheerful and not so serious anymore. Paint is a wonderful thing. I have an old kitchen table that I need to do this with.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Vintage Home said...

I love that you chose to paint...some how it brings it back to life!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your table turned out perfectly gorgeous! I love seeing all of your flowers in the background, too.

~Shanon

Gayle said...

Love it!

pink*cherub*moon said...

This looks great! I know it's hard sometimes to paint wood, but I think that the painting and distressing gives it so much character! Love it! Hugs, Leena

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Well it really looks great! Very pretty!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm glad you decided to paint it. To me, unless it's a family heirloom that has a history important to ME OR it's an extremely valuable piece that painting would destroy . . . I say make it your OWN and you DID! Lovely!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is wonderful. LOVE it!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh I love it!
Thanks for inspiring me to paint mine!!

Ann said...

I think it looks great! I've been wanting to do that to my dining room table, which I've had for over 20 years. I've heard about the Annie Sloan chalk paint and am excited to see how it will look on my table. It is sometimes difficult to take a risk and try something new, but well worth it!

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Your table turned out gorgeous, as Rachel said, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it too :)

xo
Ruth

Art and Sand said...

It is hard to paint beautiful wood, but we have to go with what we really want. I used to have a table like that and could kick myself for selling it. Enjoy!

chateau chic said...

I love how your table turned out, leaving the wood on the top with a bit of distressed look. Definitely a good move to paint it!
Mary Alice

very merry vintage style said...

I like it! You have to make it your own and you did a beautiful job. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

craftyles said...

I love it! Also love your blog. Also love AS chalk paint. Great makeover!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

SO GREAT~I am going to share this on my FB page!

Beth said...

You did an amazing job with the painting! It looks so MUCH nicer. I think you made the right choice in this case.

I have an old farm table similar to this, but it has an enamel top on it with blue sponge painting along the edges of the enamel top. The wood is currently painted John Deer green and yellow (that's how I bought it).

Cynthia said...

Saw this on facebook. Looks good great job. I am doing some projects right now with Annie Sloan.

Cynthia

Bliss said...

I love this little table. I can so see this in a farm kitchen, a modern one of course! I picked up a round drop table today at a sale.

~Bliss~

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

It's so pretty and I so want one just like it. I so love it, and love the updated look. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

pinkhousetreasures said...

I struggle with painting good wood, if there is no visible damage to a piece it is difficult to paint...but I have never regretted painting one piece...I like how you wiped back the top to reveal the wood, and some of the paint stayed in the grain...that is nice.
Have you decided what piece you will use the Duck Egg on?

pinkhousetreasures said...

I struggle with painting good wood, if there is no visible damage to a piece it is difficult to paint...but I have never regretted painting one piece...I like how you wiped back the top to reveal the wood, and some of the paint stayed in the grain...that is nice.
Have you decided what piece you will use the Duck Egg on?

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow, Tami! That turned out fabulous, girl! Isn't it great that even when you think you don't like what you've done, a little more swishing of ASCP and a magical moment later....it's just perfect! But you know me....if it's wood, it's gonna get painted! lol! And I LUV LUV LUV that Duck Egg Blue!!! ♥

xoxo laurie

Anne said...

Don`t you just love Annie Sloan paints! Those tulips in the yard are gorgeous too.
Anne