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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  1. 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!

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

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. OMGoodness! it's the cousin to my greek blue desk! seriously! check it out!
    ( )

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

    here from common ground...


  8. 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

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

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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. HELLO from Greece!Τελεια δουλεια!!!

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

  16. 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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