You may remember this armoire. I talked about repainting it here. I was a little tired of the blue, but still needed something that would work in my foyer (we have no coat closet). Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Duck Egg Blue is a color that goes with almost everything, I consider it a neutral.
I painted on one coat of a solid Duck Egg Blue and followed with light layers of Duck Egg Blue mixed with Old White to form tints. This creates depth in the finish, allowing it to look more naturally aged. To create highlights, I dry brushed Old White on the edges and raised areas. Although you could use Dark Wax for shadowing, I painted in the shadows with French Linen and sealed with Clear Wax.
Armoires and wardrobes are my favorite furniture pieces to paint. If you have one you’re thinking of giving a new look, you will want to check out these posts, French Armoire, Warm White Armoire, and Lovely Lavender.
I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at www.502paint.com