Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in brass, chalk paint, milk paint, painted furniture | 16 comments

When my husband and I first got married,

we had NO furniture.

I had lived at home.

He had lived in a dorm.

(Same dorm room for 6 years – that’s another story for another day!)

We saved enough money to buy a couch and a mattress.

We figured those were the 2 most important pieces of furniture.

Our first home was about an hour from my husband’s home town.

We would drive over to my in-laws and go “shopping” in their basement.

Luckily, my mother-in-law likes to save things.

This made “shopping” the basement quite productive.

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Side Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

This table was one of our first acquisitions.

Painting with Milk Paint and Chalk Paint @ DaisyMaeBelle

When we got it 18 years ago,

I liked a “shabby” white look.

Decorating with Brass @ DaisyMaeBelle


Annie Sloan

and Miss Mustard Seed

were not on the scene yet.

Brass Decorations @ DaisyMaeBelle

 I did the only thing I knew to do.

I coated it with white spray paint

and distressed the edges.

It has sported that same look for 18 years.

That all changed today.

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Side Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

She is quite dashing in her new coat of

Miss Mustard Seed Flow Blue


Annie Sloan Duck Egg.

Annie Sloan Duck Egg and Miss Mustard Seed Flow Blue Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

She will take her place back in the family room.

Thank you Miss Mustard Seed and Annie Sloan!

And, thank you in-laws for allowing us to “shop” your basement!

* * *

As for that story for another day,

my husband has lovingly requested that I explain today.

That SIX years was 4 years of undergrad,

and 2 years of grad school.

But, still. . .

Same room?!

Who does that?

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  1. 6 yrs. in same room told you he was very reliable, didn’t move around, stayed with something and did things right. Very good qualities for a husband and father. Love your table. Think I used to have one just like it. That style was a favorite and quite available. Love the changes you made, the colors are awesome how you applied them. Are you dying of heat/humidity there? Many bad fires in CO, hot and windy.
    I am so sad about the fire fighters that died in Az. That happened in CO a few years ago. It’s a terrible way to die I would think. How awful for their families.
    They showed one wife on news tonight, He left 4 young children, one of which was just a baby. It breaks my heart for their loved ones. Let’s all send many prayers for all of them.
    Happy 4th. No fireworks here, too many awful fires. So many people have lost their lives and homes. Bye for now

  2. i LOVE this color combo! it’s so pretty and beachy!

  3. She’s very pretty. 🙂

  4. I love the Duck Egg blue….could you please explain how you did this process? Thanks

  5. That looks fabulous! Love those two colors together. My hubby and I also decorated in what I call the ‘Early Parent’s Attic’ motif, lo those many (27) years ago 🙂 I still have some of that furniture too, though I’ve repainted most of it by now. And it was all the shabby distressed white too. We have the same taste 🙂

  6. It looks great this color! Some times change is good 🙂

  7. Love the color combo…such a pretty table!

  8. Six years in the same room must really have begun feeling like home to him! You can tell him to rest easy, having gone to both undergrad and grad school I knew that was why it was six years 😀
    What great in-laws to help you out so much! It is also fabulous to hear that it has been 18 years together! I’m coming up on 15 in 3 more days… but this is a second marriage for both of us, 😀
    Hugs and enjoy the rest of your week,
    Beth P

  9. Hi Melissa, I always love how you display your things so beautifully…love everything you did…and sweet story. Greetings from a Washingtonian on a Arizona vacation,,,lol…hot hot hot

  10. The combo of colors gives it extra character and interest!

  11. I LOVE the color. It seems to be IN this summer. Saw on French Country cottage link-up. I’d love for you to visit my site as well, if you have time. 😉

  12. Love the table, the colors, and especially the story.

  13. I love this! All the colors coming through is just gorgeous!

  14. I have a table that is almost identical to yours. I had painted it Duck Egg Blue this Spring. So funny. I love it. I use it for my coffee table.

  15. Such a cute table and I love the little vignette too. Hugs, Marty

  16. I love the 2 tones, they are so pretty together!
    I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now

    Hope to see you there
    Start @ Home


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