…foyer table in old white

I recently refinished a beautiful, old piece for a sweet couple. They inherited it and just couldn’t see working the dark wood into their home – a familiar story, yes?

Here is the before:

IMG_8487

And here is the after in Old White.

IMG_9068

IMG_9039

IMG_9038

IMG_9030

IMG_9033

IMG_9028

IMG_9027

IMG_9037

IMG_9025

IMG_9036

 

…color question

“I too was blown away by this color. Just starting out with DIY Annie Sloan paints. I have lots of Shabby Chic furniture mostly white and more shabby than chic. Want to chic them up. I love your videos. What color would you call this? Does Annie have 1 comparable? Thank you!” – Constance

Why, yes. In my opinion the closest color to this would be Duck Egg Blue. It is actually a very versitile blue because it can work as a old, Sweedish neutral or a more traditional and/or contemporary color depending on the room design. Here are a few examples of Duck Egg Blue in my work and interiors.

IMG_5724

IMG_5117

IMG_2420

IMG_6153

IMG_0978

IMG_8513

IMG_0736

Image 13

IMG_1128

IMG_4468

IMG_9412

IMG_0925

IMG_0387

IMG_1094

IMG_1360

IMG_1418 IMG_8327

IMG_4550

IMG_0070

IMG_3270

IMG_7495

IMG_1019

IMG_4665

Do not fear this color. It is your friend. It is my friend.

…kelly’s bedroom set

I love hearing from old friends and I love even more when I can help them out with their furniture restoration needs. I heard from a dear one, Kelly (formerly Hicks), before the holidays. We were littles growing up in the same church eventually braved high school together.

Kelly had some old pieces that she wanted finished for her home. I have probably refinished at least 200 of these same dressers by now. Here are some before images. (Apparently, I also took a selfie with the dresser because I was probably a little dizzy from Christmas chaos at that point. I honestly don’t remember.)

IMG_7036

IMG_7035

IMG_7042

This brassy hardware is so so common on these old pieces. I always recommend painting it if it is going to distract from the overall piece. These were done in Paris Grey with light distressing. Here’s how they turned out.

IMG_7517

IMG_7528

IMG_7519

IMG_7525

IMG_7520

IMG_7518

IMG_7524

IMG_7522

I heart a good filter on a photo.

Subscribe here to Blue Egg Brown Nest for daily updates. Like here on Facebook for more!