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Kitchen Island- From Red to Blue

Remember this delicious red piece?

Well I’ve been working on cooling my kitchen, literally! I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue on the bottom and Old Ochre on the top. Finished with Annie Sloan Soft Wax in dark and clear. I love this paint! No sanding required, you can finish a project in less than a day!
It’s funny how much lighter the room feels with the blue, even though the walls are darker.

The distressed look is from the dark wax, I was going to sand it down, but there was too much red showing through.
I bought this at Nadeau, in Savannah.  They have beautiful pieces at reasonable prices.





You can find them on Facebook, Nadeau Savannah.

If you have a piece that you love, but need a change, I suggest the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It’s easy to use and I have been happy with all my projects!
So Refresh!



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  1. Oh, Debbie that is just beyond gorgeous!!! It looks like a completely different piece and it really does open up the space. You have me itching to take a paintbrush to my own island now. 🙂 Everything you touch turns out so beautifully and we are always so inspired by you and thrilled that you share these things with us at Inspiration Friday!

  2. Sometimes, you just have to change things up a bit. I think you did an awesome job on this one. I love the color and the age you added.

  3. The island looks fabulous. Such a cool piece and the blue is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! What a beautiful piece! Martina

  5. Noticed that you were getting rid of a little red as well!!!! lol;)

  6. I love this so much. The color is so pretty. I’d kill to have the space in my kitchen for a island like this. Great job.

  7. Its beautiful Debbie, a great transformation.

  8. It is fabulous! The color is perfect!!! And it does brighten your kitchen!!
    Well done!
    I love also how you finished the top! Very cool piece

  9. another great job .. looks great .. also LOVE THE SIGN ..

  10. I think this is really beautiful! I wish I trusted myself enough to tackle something like this. Do you mind me asking what color that is on the walls–in the after shots?

  11. I love the new look! The kitchen is VERY cooling now!

  12. This is gorgeous!!!! I love it!! I need to get that paint!

  13. the new paint color definitely suits your kitchen better–great job on the finish, too!
    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, i appreciate it!


  14. It looks really beautiful and I love how it cooled things down. Great job.

  15. Looks outstanding…job well done:) Looking forward to trying this paint, but it will need to be after the big day…picking up her dress tomorrow…can’t wait!


  16. Hi Debbie,

    Your Kitchen Island “before” was beautiful, but the “after” is so perfect…
    I love the Blue chalk paint, it all looks so calm and serene. Very, very nice!
    All the Best,

  17. This is gorgeous! I loved it when red, but the “new” look is amazing … you’ve accessorized it beautifully, too! Love the paint colors you chose … chalk paint rocks, doesn’t it? *Becca* (newest follower)

  18. Wow! I love the new finish on the kitchen island. It is looking absolutely gorgeous. You have inspired me to try this new chalk paint……it creates such a wonderful finish. Dropping in from Motivated Monday. Thanks for sharing!~Poppy


  19. In a word… gorgeous. I am so going to have to get on board with these paints. I’m so glad you shared this inspiring project on Motivated Monday at BeColorful and I hope you will visit again.

  20. That looks great in its new colors. I need to try the duck egg. Thanks for sharing at WUW.

  21. I love it! In a word… gorgeous.

  22. I am a huge red fan…but I love this in blue! I think it was meant to be!

  23. I love the new paint color on your island. I’m a sucker for blues.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  24. When I saw this email I said please let it be blue. Love it

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