Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Side Table - Let's Try Navy

If you follow along on Facebook, you noticed the other day that I decided navy needed more of a presence in my house.

My closet has always loved navy.

Now, my house loves navy too.

You'll remember this little side table I re-did a couple months back, that despite it's neutral appeal, it just never sat right with me.

It was just...off.  For this space.  Not the shape - the color.

As I'm gearing up to finally tackle a new big boy room for Brecken, I thought I'd try my hand at the other DIY Chalk Paint recipe in a deep navy blue on this side table that I already despised.

If I didn't like it after the fact, oh well.

But guess what?


It adds a bit of sophistication and regal-ness (is that a word?) to the space.

The paint was super easy to work with.

I used...
Behr's Midnight Dream (1 cup)
-combined with-
1 tbl. of unsanded grout 
and it was MORE than enough for this project.  

In fact, for some projects like this, I learned that I definitely should at least HALF the recipe so I don't have to throw so much away.

It did require some sanding at the end, but who doesn't love to distress a little?

Gold hardware is for sure the only way to go - as seen in Cassie's gorg new entryway table last week on her blog.

What do you think?



Love it.

Linking to:
CSI Project


  1. I love it too! Especially with the gold - perfection!!!

  2. awesome! i love navy as well, and paired with brass or gold it is so chic!

  3. Hi Ashley, I love it too! It caught my eye at MissMustardSeed's FFF!

  4. Hi nice to blog meet you ashley, while I like neutrals I think that pops of color are important!!! Love blue and the way that this made your area look it really looks awesome!

  5. I love the blue. It is perfect now. I also love your give thanks pillow. Both so pretty.


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