May 16, 2014

Gustavian Blue


This is an image of a reproduction chest in a Gustavian style that I found on Pinterest, originally from Joss & Main. You can find similar ones from many retail sources and sometimes at places like Home Goods for a reduced price.  But it also a finish you can easily duplicate on any piece of furniture vintage or new, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Start by painting a coat of Louis Blue. On top of that add accents of Emile and Coco to key areas.  I like to mix in a little Old White into each of the colors and lightly add a little to small areas. This adds a lovely patina that is difficult to achieve in one color of paint