When I first moved into my old house 8 1/2 years ago everything was blue…….everything. The walls. The bathroom. The stairs. Inside. Outside. Unfortunately the blue was reminiscent of the inside of a school bus. Not modern in any way. I am sure this is why I have avoided using blue for ANYTHING. The truth is that I don’t have anything against blue….really….i just wanted to make it anything that it wasn’t before. Now as I begin to prepare to move into the new house I have found myself very attracted to the idea of blue. I fell in love with Annie Sloan’s Aubosson blue chalk paint. I began looking for a small piece that I could use as an end table to my couch and that wouldn’t be blue overkill. I found it at Goodwill, (big surprise) it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but I saw some potential and honestly I was tired of looking.
What you can’t see in the picture is how filthy it was. Pretty sure I found everything from nail polish to maple syrup to magic marker to dried snot……seriously. GROSS! Nothing that a good scrubbing couldn’t fix. I gave everything two coats of paint.
After distressing it slightly I wanted to see how the chalk paint worked with the antiquing glaze. Turns out just fine actually. Add a coat of clear wax and I was happy with the results.
Of course the finishing touch was one of my favorites. I climbed through mountains of “stuff” in my storage unit to find my box of knobs to find just the right one.
Meanwhile why wandering through an estate sale I kept picking up these candle sticks.
I didn’t dislike the color of them but I knew it wouldn’t work for me. They wanted $25 for the pair and after picking them up, putting them down, picking them up and putting them down, I offered them $10 and brought them home with me.
A little paint and some glaze and they will be perfect for on top of this dresser I finished yesterday!