Annie Sloan recently introduce Giverny to her North American market. It is a bright clear blue named after Monet’s village in France. I had hoped that it was a bright turquoise-blue because photos of it make it look that way, but it’s not. You can see it here. I mixed it in a 1:1 ratio with Florence and a bit of white and got the colour that I wanted for this coffee table. I bought this second-hand for my daughter; it is from some place like Indonesia and is heavy wood. It had a thick brown stain on it but you could see the marks and knot holes through the stain.
I stripped the top and found very rough wood. Rather than cover it , I decided to keep the rough look because it is definitely reclaimed looking. I applied 2 stains, walnut and grey, and 3 coats of wipe-on poly.
The base was painted in the chalk paint mix. Deep chalk paint colours give great coverage and I didn’t have to use much paint. I wanted a clean modern look suitable for this style.
I love Annie Sloan’s stencil called Trees. I stenciled some craft paper with it and lined the drawers.
I stenciled one way then in different directions over top. It has a modern primitive look that matches the table.
This is going in a contemporary living room with a leather couch and a pale grey rug that has bits of colour in it, one of which is turquoise.