Aubusson Blue Writing Desk Makeover

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I have two makeovers to share tonight with you!  First is a makeover of this cool antique desk Chris and I purchased a decade ago while antiquing outside of Gettysburg, PA very early in our marriage.  We were able to actually go to antique shops then and browse as it was “BK” (Before Kids).  Now if we attempt this, you would be able to hear us a mile away … “No!”  or “Don’t touch that!” or maybe even “Please don’t fool around in here girls!”

Kids undoubtedly do change some things. 
Here is the lovely desk:

It has been made new and I would love to know what you think!  I am guest posting over at Hooked On Decorating Friday with this redo so click HERE to go see what it looks like now!  And show Carrie some support as well – she is relatively new to blogging and really has some very cool creations!  Follow her! She is a real sweetheart!

Now, for the second makeover…
Here is the desk in it’s before state.
It was already cute and I debated NOT painting it, but I just love painted furniture so I went for it.
A cute writing desk with great lines.  I debated on what color to paint it.  Color speaks to me.  I adore color and lots of it! However, I thought this piece needed to be more understated and sophisticated.  I decided to go with Annie Sloan’s Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint.  It is a stunning color which I haven’t actually used often so it was the perfect choice. I added some Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax to age it a bit and give it some definition. I adore that wax – it does amazing things!
I am happy with the choices I made:

She is all gussied up now and looking fine!
I am lovin’ that blue!
What do you think I should name her?
Any suggestions?


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  1. The before was ok, but I don’t think I really would have looked twice at it. What you’ve done to it is beautiful! Loveliness all over :)

  2. It looks really good – loving the blue!

  3. Gorgeous! I liked the before but the after is fantastic!!

  4. This is such a neat desk! I’ve never seen on like this! Love how it turned out! Your other desk turned out great too! I love the warm wood tone with the creamy paint!

  5. Love how she came out! Thanks for passing by my blog. I’m your newest follower!

  6. Your makeover is fantastic. I love the new finish~ the color is beautiful!

  7. I love how this turned out! I just did a cabinet in ASCP Provencal, it looks like the same color! Very nice job!

  8. beautiful color choice! love it!

  9. Gorgeous piece and a great color choice! I’m putting your desk in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

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