Pretty Blue Table

I'm so excited to show you this pretty blue table in my guest room!
 
 
I found this in an antique shop almost 10 years ago.
You can't tell in this photo, but it was very scratched up and worn.
I had always planned on painting it white and then painting the hardware black.
But some inspiration on pinterest made me change my mind.
 
 
 
I mixed Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Pure White chalk paint.
It turned out the prettiest shade of pale blue/aqua.
Edit: Answering my friend Sarah's question in the comments,
I go over the paint with wax afterwards.
 
 
 
 
I'm giddy about this color!
The blue looks so pretty next to my white bedding.
 
 
There were lots of areas on the table that were perfect for distressing.
That is what I love so much about chalk paint, it is so easy to sand down and distress furniture.
 
 
After distressing, the original brown color of the piece shows through.
I think it ties in so nicely with the aged brass handles.
 


I had originally planned on a neutral guest room having only white and linen in it, but I'm so glad I have this little pop of soft color.
I'm also glad to have finally finished this piece of furniture!
 

Linking up to:
Best DIY Project of Sept.@ Beneath My Heart

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard seed

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp

Treasure Hunt Thursday@ From My Front Porch To Yours

32 comments:

  1. Love the color.. Great job, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Do you go over your chalk paint with wax after painting? Does it chip? Love the color too!

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  3. The pop of pale blue looks amazing with all the white in you room. the table looks perfectly happy now!

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  4. Love the color. And I'm loving it next to the ruffley white bedding. I want to see more of your guest room.

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  5. That is such a pretty shade of blue. I think you'll enjoy that in your guestroom.

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  6. It looks great Lisa, bravo!
    xo~
    T

    PS- thanks for letting me know about Emily's blog today, just updated my blog post.

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  7. This is my first visit to your blog, but I had to check it out when I saw your blue table in a thumbnail. It is beautiful- the color is perfect!

    Ann-Marie

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  8. What a pretty color! It looks beautiful, Lisa :)

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  9. So pretty...that color is amazing. :)

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  10. So pretty! I almost painted the dresser in my guest room white, but changed my mind and now it is a lovely Aegean Blue. I still need to collect more white linens however.

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  11. Oh my! It turned out so beautiful! You did a fabulous job. I love chalk paint too! The table does look so pretty beside the linens!

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  12. It looks so gorgeous Lisa!! Love it!
    xo,
    Shellagh

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  13. Wow, that table is so lovely now! You are so talented with that stuff! I wish you could come over and do something with my dated furniture. :-)

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  14. So pretty - looks straight out of a French country house! x Sharon

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  15. It looks beautiful with all your white! I love it! Hugs, Penny

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  16. Love that colour, you've done a beautiful job!

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  17. It's divine! Perfect color. Glad to see another Houston girl here. We are just outside of Houston in Cypress. Thanks for sharing your pretty bedside table. Visiting from Primp. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  18. How very pretty! I love the white bedding peeking out in your photos. And as pale and soft as the table color is, it is sort of a neutral too!
    Rhonda

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  19. What a fantastic little table, I love the height. And the color is perfect for that room.

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  20. Your did a lovely job! It looks terrific! I would be delighted if your would link to Potpourri Friday, in progress!

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  21. It's so pretty - and duck egg blue and pure white mixes are my " go to "
    by far my favorite combination!
    Just did a french provincial dresser in this same color!
    Beautiful job
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  22. really loving it. breezylovely!

    smiles and hope you'll visit soon.

    michele

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  23. LOVE the blue table!!!!

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  24. Lisa ~ that is one of the prettiest tables I've seen in blogland. That gorgeous blue looks incredible next to your white ruffles! I'm definitely going to try this paint recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo laurie

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  25. Did you do equal parts of Duck egg blue and pure white? I am going to paint my dining table and this is the color I am wanting. I have both of those colors but want to know how much of each to do. Thanks so much

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    1. I think it was half and half, but it's been awhile since I painted this. Maybe try mixing up a small amount and testing it on your table. Any color you don't like can always be sanded down really easily.

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