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Aubusson Blue Desk

This last week or so has been crazy. Getting our floors leveled and new bamboo flooring laid was always going to be a big project, but even with school holidays (so my husband was home throughout) living on the cement slab, or the newly poured cement, has been a ‘challenge’. A five day project became six days and counting as it’s still unfinished. I have no doubt it will get finished, given we haven’t paid for installation yet, but it feels like it’s dragged on FOR EVER!! Hopefully Thursday will bring an end. In the meantime…

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So what I have actually finished is this Aubusson Blue Desk I picked up this Annie Sloan colour by mistake – in my rush and crazy kid wrangling I was intending to get Napoleon Blue but came home with this one instead. And I’m so happy I did… it must have been meant to be.

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After spending a bit of time sanding the table top I decided I loved the grain and wanted to let it show through, but avoid any kind of orange pine reference (it’s probably becoming a phobia). So I used a very light white wash (made using my Annie Sloan Pure White). I think it gives it quite an aged look with I love.

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The knobs I’ve had for ages – purchased online for a writing table that they just weren’t right for. I think the bleached white colour looks great against the blue, and I love the floral piece on top.

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One of my Facebook friends suggested this would be perfect for extra kitchen bench space and I agree – very farmhouse kitchen in my mind. She’s very lightly distressed, just enough to show  contrast.

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