Furniture / Painted Furniture

Aubusson Blue!!

With my first shipment of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I ordered a hand painted color swatch. I felt like I wanted to see the colors in person before I ordered anything other than Old White.

I studied the colors intently and admired their European beauty, but really couldn’t decide what color to order next.  Then one day it hit me while I was doing a workout video (Jullian Michael’s Ripped in 30) in my living room.  As I agonized on the floor, trying to focus on something else other than my pain, I realized that Aubusson Blue was a color I could pull out from my living room rug.

Of course at this point I didn’t know what exactly I was going to paint that color, but I loved the idea.

Weeks passed and I found this great little buffet on Craig’s list.

My intention was to use the buffet in my dinning room, which was in dire need of more furniture. I even put it in place waiting for some inspiration on what color to paint it.

After we returned from our vacation and visit down south, I ended up going to an auction and bought another piece better suited for the dinning room space.  (More details on the auction another time, I promise.)

This buffet then became the perfect candidate for Aubusson Blue!!

And it became the perfect piece for under my beloved gallery wall. 🙂

Here it is in the room.

I’ve used pillows to bring out highlight the color more in the room and hide the faded leather on the sofa.  I plan to slip cover the sofa because it’s really in good shape structurally, it’s just terribly faded from the sun beating in through the 2-story windows across from it. I was actually surprised by how good the sofa looked in the photo, but this was taken in the morning and the sun beats into these windows all afternoon. Instead of being a nice rich dark brown, the leather looks rusty and bleached.)

Here’s one more close-up. I used 2 1/2 coats of paint and Johnson’s paste wax to seal it.

I just love the pop of color it brings to the room.  I smile a little inside each time I walk by it.

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  • Decor & Harmony @ 4290
    August 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Ooolala! She's a beauty. I have this color I haven't used it yet waiting to use it on the right piece. The buffet looks wonderful 🙂 Stop by for a blog visit.

  • Katie
    August 27, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Love the buffet and your gallery wall! Aubusson Blue is one of my favorite colors.

  • Twice Nice
    August 27, 2011 at 3:51 am

    That is probably my favorite ASCP color. Great lines on that buffet. It turned out beautifully!<br />Deb

  • cityfarmer
    August 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm


  • Joselyn
    August 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I have been procrastinating about what color of ASCP to buy. I like this color a lot. It turned out so beautiful!

  • Swimtaxi
    August 29, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Love the entire room too!

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  • Kristin Menconi
    November 14, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Where are the 2 lamps from? Gorgeous!


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