February 27, 2012

Reimagined Monday: Maple & Magnolia


We are very excited at Apple Box Boutique as we share our first Reimagined Monday project.

Reimagined Monday is a weekly event dedicated to the celebration of creativity. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is sweeping the continent and we wanted to highlight some of the fantastic projects out there, and as often as possible the how-tos, so that you can use these great examples and ideas as well.

Our first feature is a beautiful sideboard that has been reimagined by the lovely Susan of Maple & Magnolia.  Her blog focuses on the transformation of her farmhouse and guest cottage in Illinois and is overflowing with fabulous decorating and furniture refinishing tips including plenty of images to help inspire the reader.

Susan's makeover is the perfect example of faith!  If you like subtlety, Annie Sloan's Aubusson Blue is a colour that can strike fear into your heart at first painting.  But with vision and a some elbow grease, this sideboard went from a nice antique to a stunningly beautiful piece that works in any decor, including a Parisian chateau.

Without further ado...

Sideboard Makeover

I had plans for this one to go in our master bedroom and I knew just what color I wanted to paint it. Aubusson Blue.

So here it was before. In good shape except the top. It had some water damage and cracking veneer.

If any of you have used Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in Aubusson Blue, the color can be a little scary before the wax.

Smurf blue was not the color I was going for here. And you know how I feel about Smurfs. But I had faith that the dark wax would tone it down.

And it totally did. Just the shade I wanted. I am really happy with the way this one turned out.

A HUGE thanks to Susan for sharing this fantastic makeover.  Be sure to visit her blogsite at for more transformations and other great decorating projects!

Here is how to share your reimagined paint project at On the Apple Box:

Send us a description of how you used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to get from your vision to the reimagined piece, before and after pictures, pictures of your project in progress or a couple of it in its finished state, and you may be highlighted on our blog!
Until next time...

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