Ikea Inspiration

ikea Inspiration



Inspiration for today’s Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® color palette comes from Ikea Sweden. If you have an old side table use Provence and Duck Egg Blue on the top and legs. Heavily distress and add accents of Emile. To make it picture worthy style with a gorgeous arrangement of fresh flowers and greens.

If  you love Duck Egg Blue as much as I do, you can see more ideas in my posts, Duck Egg and Louis Blue, Patina and Verdigris,  and  On the Side

Thank you everyone for your patience these last 2 weeks while I was out-of-town. I am slowly working my way through all the emails, questions and comments and expect to be caught up in a couple of days. One of my favorite parts of blogging is hearing from you and I will always get back to you as quickly as I can.



I love how you you blended the colors to make this table look so perfectly aged. I did a dresser (in too much of a hurry) in Duck Egg and Provence and this has inspired me to go back and do it again with a lighter touch. do you distress the chalk paint wet or dry…or both? lovely blog.

Leslie Stocker

Hi Beth,
When I distress, which is not very often, it is when the paint is dry. I tend to sand too vigorously and end up with bare wood.My usual approach is to add paint to get the same effect.You can also use a wet cloth (on dry paint) to distress, which is more gentle.I would love to see a photo if you have time to send or let me know if you post on FB or Pinterest.


I am in the infant stages of painting with ASCP, and look forward to seeing each new project you post. I would love to see a larger picture of your IKEA Inspiration. Is it possible to post a picture of the top, or email one to me?
Thank you, Janet


hi Leslie,
Can you explain how you got that look? Did you miss spots instead of sanding them? I really love this!!

Lila Michaels

Hi Leslie…..love your page and advice! I’m painting a small cabinet with chalk paint and then plan to decoupage characters from a children’s book on it. Should I glue the paper to the cabinet before or after I wax over the chalk paint? As you know with decoupage, I’ll have to put several coats of glue over the images to make them permanent. Is that going to work okay with the wax? Really appreciate any feedback. Thank you!


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