Beautiful Blue Desk {guest post}

September 15, 2015

Cait from Little City Farmhouse created this custom desk with a mix of Summer Blueberries and Elegance. Read on in this post to learn her recipe!

Hi again! It’s Cait from Little City Farmhouse and I am popping in today to share with you a desk I recently refinished in the most beautiful shade of blue!

The first step in any project is to decide on a colour. This desk was a custom piece and the owner of it had an inspiration picture that we worked off of to create the exact colour she was hoping for! Here is how the desk began, with all of our paint ideas on it!

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The perfect shade of blue was created by mixing 1 cup of Summer Blueberries with 3 tablespoons of Elegance. Using baking measurements makes the most sense in my head, but use whatever works for you! The most gorgeous slate blue was the result and this is definitely a colour I will be mixing up again!

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To paint this desk with two coats, I only used what I had mixed up - 1 cup plus three tablespoons! And I had a bit of paint left over! The coverage of Country Chic’s paint is exceptional!

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When the desk was dry, I sanded it smooth with 220 grit sandpaper, knocking the paint off the edges for a natural distressed look.

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I then waxed the painted part of the desk with Antiquing Wax. I love the look of Antiquing Wax over darker colours - it really brings them to life and gives them a great depth.

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The top of the desk was sanded down and stained. I gave it three coats of Tough Coat to ensure a hard durable finish. This desk is being used as a family command center, and Tough Coat is the perfect finish for a highly used desk top!

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I absolutely love how this desk turned out! The colour is beautiful and rich, and so much fun to create!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

Make sure to follow Cait's blog Little City Farmhouse. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram!

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