I love navy! I live in navy ….you open my drawers and you’ll see navy blouses, skirts, pants, coats and scarfs. To me, navy is sophisticated and elegant. But I feel navy has been ignored for too long. Once every few years or so it gets a brief moment in the spotlight, but then it’s relegated back to the wings again when black decides to make a comeback.
One of my dear customers emailed me that she needed not one but two nightstands, not matching only same color paint. I had two thrift store finds: a very brown and boring nightstand…but with potential
And a small rustic side table, solid oak:
My customer asked me to paint and distress them blue. Funny, although I love navy I never painted anything this dark blue. The search was on to find the perfect shade. I did check Annie Sloan but her Napoleon blue was not dark enough for my project but I remembered a blog post from a famous blogger who painted a union jack flag on a blanket chest. The blue she used for that project was Naval from Sherwin Williams. I purchased the paint and I mixed my own chalk paint with plaster of paris. After sanding and cleaning both pieces with a TSP solution I started painting. The nightstand needed two coats but the side table needed three coats. With a fine-grit sandpaper I distressed both pieces by hand and I gave them 2 coats of clear wax (Annie Sloan). Here is the end result:
I used the original hardware and spray painted them with Rustoleum hammered in silver.
And here is the side table:
Pardonne moi, I think I am going to do some more furniture redo’s in dark blue!