Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Duck Egg Blue Furniture

Hey there! Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend.

We hosted a cookout/pool party on Sunday, so we were scrambling to get our backyard in shape. We did weeding and planting and cleaning and painting and outdoor furniture shopping. I told my husband that we should plan a party every weekend, so we are forced to get house projects done :) I'll share photos of the completed backyard soon.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen pics of some furniture I painted recently. I have been dying to use Annie Sloan chalk paint in "Duck Egg Blue" for like, forever. Then one day I was looking at this table in my basement.

And I thought, "Wow. That table is really dusty."

Then I thought, "Wow. That table is really nicked up. Maybe I should freshen him up and paint him duck egg blue."

I'm a deep thinker.

So, I broke out my nasty drop cloth and started painting.

It was love at first sight. I wanted to paint my entire house duck egg blue. Oh wait… most of it is :)

Here's my little table looking much happier in his new coat of paint.

Now, I was so in love with duck egg blue that I couldn't stop with just one little table. I looked around for another piece to paint, and spied my next victim.

This little old dresser from Pier 1 sits in our sunroom and holds the kids' art supplies. Using "old white" and "duck egg," I gave him a more beachy, cottage-y look.

There was no method to my madness. I just slapped paint here and there, until it had a weathered look.

I don't know why it took me so long to use this paint color. I love it so.

Since I didn't post yesterday, I would just like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom. 


  1. What a change the wicker piece went through and it looks wonderful. I have been going through a blue phase too. I love the color you chose. Alaina

  2. You did a great job, and now I think I need Duck Egg blue too.

    It cools things off, doesn't it?

    Enjoyed visiting,


  3. LOVE that color and the table..but I REALLY love that dresser! It is perfect and has such a summery/beachy feel to it. I have to tell you -I LOVE your wall of artwork, too- xo Diana

  4. Love love the change to that wicker chest...so pretty!!

  5. Great job on the wicker piece! Did you use the wax after painting?

  6. You know I love that colour! Ever since i painted my console table that shade, I'm in love. Yours look great :)

  7. Love duck egg blue. Adorable table. You are not alone. My husband and I really don't do much around the house until guests are coming. We work well under pressure. Lol!

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