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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: Have you met Duck Egg Blue?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Have you met Duck Egg Blue?

Hello friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I had a great "break" from blogging and sincerely enjoyed a weekend away with my husband.  We got to spend some time with friends and enjoy some time just the two of us.  It was wonderful in every way!  

Before I had left I finished this re-finish but just never got around to sharing it...
Just another up-cycle...but I love it, it makes me happy, and maybe you will fall in love with duck egg blue (the chalk paint color I played with this time) like I have.

Started out with another dark wood piece of furniture that I had.
I just don't love dark wood anymore. 
Soooo it was on my list to get painted.

Much better right? 
I love the little pop of color it adds to the room now.

Everything about it makes me happy.

And if there is one piece of advice I want to give you today it is this---
if you re-finish furniture or are thinking about it,
embrace the imperfections of the piece.
I swear when you embrace them and don't try to work against them they become even better.
I LOVE the odd wood grain on the top of this guy---it just makes it more unique.

What have you been up to?  What do you think about my new blog look...I think I am finally getting closer to the "right" fit. 

And on a side note~
Thank you all for being so wonderful-your friendships are truly the reason I blog.

I am linking up at a few of these amazing parties!


Blogger Darby Hawley said...

Oh I just love how well you distressed this table! Did you just use sand paper?

August 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

Another lovely that Duck Egg Blue...;)

August 2, 2011 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

Just lovely Jaime!! I love that you don't have to sand with that chalk paint....genius!!

August 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!! I hope you had a great time.
I love how this table turned out. I want some like this for nightstands. It would be perfect in our room. Great job!!!


August 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Looks awesome! And the blog looks so clean and nice. I really think it looks great.

August 2, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I just realized you were from Madison! Me too! Love the blog it looks great!

August 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

That turned out amazing. I'm completely sold on chalk paint.

August 3, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oh, I love it! I just received my chalk paint today - I wish I had ordered this color! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. Following along now!
Jenn :)
P.S. Great blog design!

August 3, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger andrea@townandprairie said...

You did a fantasic job! I think the table looks refreshing....much more personality with the blue paint. I saw you at the linky party and am signing on as a follower- my icon is the chicken. I hope you have time to stop by- I just started bloggin'......Thanks, Andrea @

August 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Okio B Designs said...

Love it! Want it! Now!


August 4, 2011 at 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca Russell said...

WOW!! This looks great...I love it! I am not sure how I came across your blog about a month ago, but I'm now a dedicated stalker of it. :) I've already made your cute candles and LOVE those too. I am going to steal your idea for the little table but I have questions. Do I need to sand or prime before using chalkboard paint? Did you use more than one coat? To distress did you just sand the edges and then wax over it? Duck egg blue is my new fav...thanks for casting a vision in my head!! Keep up the awesome work!:)

August 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger WhyCuzICan said...

Very pretty makeover for this little piece :)

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party tonight

~Suzanne in Illinois

August 5, 2011 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh my goodness this is just beautiful. You did an amazing job on this piece. I love it!


August 5, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Maria Matter said...

absolutely LOVE this!!!
wonderful job Jaime Lyn!

August 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Anonymous loving momma @ happy as a lark said...

What an amazing transformation!!

August 8, 2011 at 8:33 PM  

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