Thursday, February 2, 2012

Feeling a little Aubusson Blue?

I can't wait to show you this dresser transformation!  It also proves that I do actually step outside of the {Old White} box.  I was afraid you were beginning to wonder.  Check out this beauty...  

ASCP Aubusson Blue; antiqued; clear wax

Here's how she came to me...
 

 
This piece was transformed using 2 coats of ASCP in Aubusson Blue followed by light distressing and antiqued using a stain.  Aubusson Blue alone is a medium to dark blue, which is beautiful but we were hoping for more of a deep blue turquoise/teal.  The stain over color technique worked perfectly to achieve this look.   
 
I'm going to show you a few different views because the color changes depending on the lighting.  Unfortunately, I am never home before dark to take these after shots in natural light so I am constantly battling color balance.  {Come on Spring!}  The first picture above was taken using a flash.  Here is another perspective without a flash:

ASCP Aubusson Blue; antiqued; clear wax

ASCP Aubusson Blue; antiqued; clear wax
If you look closely in the above picture you can actually see the warm brown tones created by the stain.  In the words of my friend Megan when she saw this on Facebook this morning...Eeekkk!  {By the way, click on the FB icon at the top of the page to follow me on Facebook if you don't already!}  I LOVE color on antiques but I REALLY love color that looks like it has been on the piece for years.  As much as I would love to keep this one for myself it must go back to its sweet owner.  On to the next beauty...



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10 comments:

  1. Very nice! I really like the color.

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  2. Cynthia W2/02/2012

    Love it! I need a green one for my kitchen...

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    1. Cynthia--Check out Antibes Green. It can always be darkened by using stain to achieve the same effect.

      http://www.anniesloanunfolded.com/antibes_green.html

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    2. I have Antibes Green and LOVE it! http://pumpkinpiepainter.blogspot.com/2011/07/chalk-painter-projects-terracotta-shelf.html I show a cook book box I painted at this link, but I haven't done any big furniture with it yet...lots of little things though! I've been thinking about Ambussen. This dresser is really nice!!!

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  3. that looks awesome! i love that dark rich blue!

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  4. You're speaking my language here ... Aubusson Blue is my most recent favorite ASCP color. I just finished a dresser using it. To get the dark teal color, try Annie Sloan's dark wax. It made a huge difference in the way my dresser turned out.

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  5. Your dresser turned out so lovely Cindy! I would love if you would link up to mu little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-1.html

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  6. Oh good, I didn't have to wait long!! ;) I'm following you on fb now so I can see your next creations!!

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  7. Which stain do you recommend? I just got this color and although I think its pretty, its a little to elementary school blue for me... I am hoping to darken it up with either the dark wax, or after reading your blog a stain.

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