Sunday, October 9, 2011

Greek Blue desk



So I stalked up on some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint last week and I knew I wanted
to use some Greek Blue first.


I drove by a thrift store I usually pop into about once a week and I saw this desk sitting
out on the sidewalk with other furniture they put out each day.


I was not planning on stopping, it was 8:30 in the morning, but when I saw
this desk, I knew I could get it for the right price-CHEAP!!


$7 to be exact. At first I thought it was missing drawers, but I realized they were just shelves.
It had some old paint and some old varnish on it, in spots, so I envisioned it as a pretty distressed piece.


I did 2 coats of Greek Blue, a pretty rough sanding, followed by one coat of very watered
down Old White which I wiped off with a damp cloth.



I then did a coat of the clear wax, followed by a coat of the dark wax. I wiped alot
of the dark off cause I really liked the brightness of the Greek Blue, but I wanted I I
it to have that aged and many layers feel to it.


I LOVE this color blue.



I have not had time to shop for some baskets for the shelves yet, so I pulled what I had in the house. Just to show what it would look like with them.


The hardware I got at Hobby Lobby for 50% off the clearance price of $1.25!!!
I love that they are frosted and have a very simple look to them.


I have never painted anything blue in my life. I am usually more of a green girl, but I think
I have been swayed by this color!! What about you, do you usually gravitate to one color for
furniture and walls??



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18 comments:

  1. Love the color and distressing!

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  2. I'll bet the store owner would love to have this back now! Beautiful job! Worth a lot more than what you paid for it! You had VISION and elbow grease!
    Diane

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  3. Prekrasno!!!
    Sviđa mi se plava boja,lijepo si to uredila....
    Super bundeva....

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  4. You did a beautiful job! The knobs are pretty too :)

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  5. Wow! That looks great! I am about to start my office makeover and I plan on re-doing an old desk. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. What a steal! I like that shade of blue too!

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  7. I like!
    What a unique piece.

    I can't help but noting the pumpkins ...are they carved and still attached to the vine? If so, I am
    LOVING that idea!! It's kind of like a sting of lights!

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  8. OMGoodness! it's the cousin to my greek blue desk! seriously! check it out!
    ( http://thesalvagecollection.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-annie-sloans-chalk-paint-really-all.html )

    okay, your desk has a waaaay cooler bod but, still...they must be related!

    here from common ground...

    amy

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  9. Hi Bonnie, love this color of blue and your wonderful paint technique. super duper find and bargain. Love how the white baskets just POP! thanks for linking up to VIF! xo

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  10. Beautiful! I love the color and look of the paint. The hardware also is a great find and fits perfectly. Thanks for sharing.
    Rachel

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  11. I like the nice touch the white baskets give to this. Blue and white reminds me of country.

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  12. I can't beleive the price you paid! Awesome and it turned out so great!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

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  13. The blue is wonderful~ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  14. Hi there, I love the desk. It looks so good in blue. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris Good job.

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  15. HELLO from Greece!Τελεια δουλεια!!!

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  16. Love this little desk, I wish I could stumble upon a bargain like this...beautiful! Love all your projects!

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  17. What a sweet little desk and that price was great! You did a great job on the distressing. I think blue was the perfect choice for it too. Well done! ~Pepper

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