Chippy Duck Egg Blue Buffet

Yay…I accomplished my goal for the day!!!  I’m hot and tired but it still feels good!  I started out the day by recording my first video at the condo we just purchased.  I’ll be sharing it with you soon, thanks to my good friend Kim & Kevin who graciously let me borrow their camera to see if this is something I would like to do more of before purchasing one myself.

SAM_4601Here’s the before photo!  It’s a Thomasville, made of all wood and extremely heavy.

SAM_4592At the Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market last Saturday, I had another buffet done in Duck Egg Blue and highly distressed…it was a BIG hit!  So when that one sold, we offered another customer the same finish on this one awaiting it’s makeover in our garage.  She jumped at it!

SAM_4594This is my version of Duck Egg Blue from Behr paint at Home Depot.  I added a couple of tablespoons Plaster of Paris to 1/4 c. warm water, stirred ’til it was dissolved and then added about 1 c. of paint (My recipe for Chalk Paint).   Mixed thoroughly and brushed on two coats over the entire piece.

SAM_4595I looks so pretty just like this.  But wait, there’s more to come!



SAM_4599Out came the power sander and I went to town!!!

SAM_4602And here’s the results after sanding and brushing on a mixture of clear and dark wax.

SAM_4600All the original hardware was in perfect condition.  So glad, they are really pretty!  This buffet also has such beautiful detail and curves, I need to find more just like it!

SAM_4409This is a photo of the buffet that sold at the show.  You can see all the details here.

SAM_4601My new client, and new friend…will have it home just in time for her son’s wedding next weekend.  How exciting is that?  Congratulation to her entire family and so happy that I could provide a beautiful new addition to her decor before the big event!

Sharing with:  Anything Blue Friday, Furniture Feature Friday

Have a wonderful rest of the week!


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  1. Great job, I love the distressing and the color! Have a great weekend!


  2. How lucky your client is, it turned out beautiful.

    • Thanks Jeannie…her husband picked it up this morning and she’s already sent me pics of it sitting in her dining room all decorated! 🙂

  3. Gorgeous color!

  4. Looks great, Judy. And thanks for the tip on the homemade chalkpaint – sometimes I can’t find just the right colour and have to make my own too.

  5. Judy, your egg blue is delightful. It brings that pretty hardware and all those curves a total package. Your new client & friend will be so excited. And, your friends were great to let you use their camera. I got my “big girl” camera a I call it for my last birthday, a Canon T2i. It’s been wonderful having that versus all the iPhone pics I took before. Don’t get me wrong, I still use the phone camera here and there but inside only definitely only the good one.

    I L-O-V-E how it says Living each day with love in your heart and paint in your hair-awesome!

    • Thank you so much Therese for all your kind words! Congrats on your “big girl” camera!!! We had a professional photographer come speak at our Blog Conference this year so I really took a lot of notes. 🙂 Trying to expand my horizons a bit…there is just so much to learn in this ever changing business! LOVE every minute of it! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! ~ Judy

  6. Oh, what a lovely paint job; it transforms that piece and really shows off the details. Thank you for your recipe for chalk paint. I’ll have to give that a try!

    • Thank you Rhissanna…you are so sweet! Let me know how the homemade chalk paint works out for you! Blessings ~ Judy

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