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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Meanwhile why wandering through an estate sale I kept picking up these candle sticks.

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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!

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