Friday, November 25, 2011

Aubusson Blue Desk

This desk was a piece from a huge french bedroom set I found a while back.  I did this one a different color from the others partly because I didn't know how anyone could squeeze that whole set into one bedroom and after painting four other pieces in Provence, I was ready for a change!
Check out that gold!!! :)

The desk and chair got 2 coats of Aubusson Blue CP. 
Hey, there, Zach's Lego Man! :)

I painted the little trim pieces in Old White.

Since this piece was not wood, and in fact, had plastic fronts on the drawers, I really tried my best to not distress too much.  It's one of my weaknessnes, though! :)

I applied the dark wax directly onto the paint. 
I usually let the wax dry about a day, then buff it.

I lined the drawers and covered that gold cushion on the chair with some fun, bright fabric. 
Aubusson is really dark, so this really livened things up!

Before~

After~






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22 comments:

Katie said...

This turned out beautiful! Aubusson is one of my favorite colors.

whimsicalperspective said...

Love it! That is my next ASCP color. Wonderful job.

Katie said...

This turned out gorgeous Kim! I love the white accents with the blue! Gorgeous fabric too!

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

Wow!
Great job!

Girlie Blogger said...

A total transformation. Good job!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous, kim! love the color and finish- it's gobe from cheap looking to chic!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Always amazing and always can't wait to scroll down and see your latest creation. Hope you had a happy Tday :)

The Painted Parlor said...

aw, love it!! and *love* that fabric you chose, so perfect!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh I love it Kim, especially with that fabric!

Artichoke Alley said...

Gorgeous! I love that you trimmed the blue desk with the white to lighten it up and the fabric just makes it all pop! Gorgeous!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I LOVE how this turned out!! I've never seen this color of ASCP before, and it's gorgeous. I must admit though, the fabric is my favorite part...I'd have to leave the drawers open if this were mine! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica @ {The.Junk.Nest.} said...

This desk is really cute. Looks very professional!!!

Jessica @ {The.Junk.Nest.} said...

also your newest follower :)

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

It is beautiful. I have this color and can't wait to use it now. Good to know you had good results on plastic.

OAK House 5. said...

Wow , beautiful transformation and well done on the color choice. Love it!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

mmmmhmmmmm! LOVE IT. I have a similar fabric and it is gorg-great idea to line the drawers with it-super fun. I am hosting my first ever link party this weekend and I would love it if you popped over to link up some of your cutie stuff!

Thanks, Kim

http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/12/get-schooled-saturday-1.html

Reenie said...

Very cute

Jessica @ Paint In My Hair said...

Hi! Sorry, I'm a bit slow in responding to all the wonderful comments you leave me, but I finally got here! Love your works. I've been dying to do a piece in aubusson or napolean, but clients orders come first! I'll get there. Thanks for the inspiration!! Jessica

Jessica @ Paint In My Hair said...

Hi! Sorry, I'm a bit slow in responding to all the wonderful comments you leave me, but I finally got here! Love your works. I've been dying to do a piece in aubusson or napolean, but clients orders come first! I'll get there. Thanks for the inspiration!! Jessica

debber said...

Absolutely luv these retro colors. Well done!

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

You have a beautiful blog! I just found through another blog. We have very similar taste. I have several of the same pieces you do. Love your transformations! Would love to have you stop by when you have a minute. Blessings ~ Judy @ addicted2homedecor.blogspot.com

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