I found this pretty sideboard for a song at an antiques store a few weeks ago. We didn’t have a need for a sideboard for its traditional purpose since our formal dining room is now a billiards room. That’s okay because I like to use furniture pieces in unexpected and unconventional ways. I think it adds interest to a room.
I had plans for this one to go in our master bedroom and I knew just what color I wanted to paint it. Aubusson Blue.
So here it was before. In good shape except the top. It had some water damage and cracking veneer.
If any of you have used Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in Aubusson Blue, the color can be a little scary before the wax.
Smurf blue was not the color I was going for here. And you know how I feel about Smurfs. But I had faith that the dark wax would tone it down.
And it totally did. Just the shade I wanted. I am really happy with the way this one turned out.
I’m doing some bedroom tweaking for fall and the color palette that I’ve chosen is brown, cream and this shade blue.
The bedding will be a tan linen duvet with a Matine Toile Duvet in Espresso at the foot of the bed. I don’t like to go overboard with toile, but I love it in small doses.
On that note, look at the gorgeous fabric I found at Hancock Fabrics yesterday for $2 a yard. Sidenote…all decor fabrics are 50% off right now!
I’m going to make pillows for our bedroom chairs with it. The chairs will flank the sideboard. I think it’s gonna be purdy!
Happy Thursday, everybody. Thankfully the weekend is right around the corner!