Blue Painted Furniture with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint



I have a confession to make.  Blue is my favorite color.  It has been for years now. 

I’m actually surprised looking at my furniture portfolio that there isn’t MORE blue painted furniture.  But I do have a variety of shades and pieces to share with you, so you can see them in action.  I actually don’t think you can go wrong with any of these colors.

Haint Blue

Let’s start with the lightest blue and work our way to the darkest.  Haint Blue is a beautiful light blue that reminds me of the sky on a clear sunny day.  It’s not just for little boy’s rooms either, as you can see on this secretary desk

secretary desk before & after

This dresser had an original re-do in a beige color called Putty, but when that didn’t sell I repainted in Haint blue and added those vintage-y appliques.  You can read all about it here.

blue dresser applique close up

Before I get too far, here is where you can find these gorgeous blues!

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This piece got lots of layers of goodness, but it all started with Haint Blue.  It is a perfect base for the blue Moonshine Metallics, Pacific and Caribbean.

French end table

You might recognize this table from the cover of my Comprehensive Guide to Dixie Belle Chalk Paint.  Click the picture to get your free copy:

Vintage Duck Egg

This blue is a lovely gray-blue that’s easy to blend with neutrals and earth tones in your decor.  Here I have used it with no waxes or tints, and just a little distressing.  But you could achieve all kinds of looks with different topcoats and techniques.  Full project details here.

vintage duck egg blue end table

These distressed cottage-style chairs look fresh and lovely in Sea Glass and Vintage Duck Egg.

cottage chairs after

Dixie Belle Blue

Ahhhh, my favorite of favorites, turquoise blue.  I used white wax and dark wax to achieve the shading on this dresser.  One of the first projects I posted about on this blog, you can learn about this easy peasy technique here.

Dixie Blue dresser shading technique

Bunker Hill Blue

This color leans toward cobalt blue, but isn’t too bright.  This desk was a doozy!  Moving it, painting it, delivering it.  It was all a huge undertaking.  You can read about the adventures here.

executive desk transformation

Here you can see how well Bunker Hill Blue pairs with Moonshine Metallic Gold Digger.  The stencil adds a lot of detail as well.

mcm credenza front

In the Navy

Sometimes simple is best, so here I paired classic navy blue with a classic straight-lined dresser, and finished it off with a little rose gold bling.  This is such a gorgeous true shade of navy blue furniture paint.

navy blue dresser after

I have another navy blue painted furniture piece – this dresser. Similar to the MCM credenza above, but I used In the Navy and a brown glaze over the gold metallic stencil.  I love the variation and character the glaze added.

MCM navy blue dresser after

Midnight Sky

As you can tell by the name, this one is a blue-black color, like the night sky.  I painted this pair of dressers, and added copper knobs and cup pulls for a modern farmhouse look.  This project pre-dated the blog, so this picture will have to tell the story.

Set of farmhouse black dressers

Layered Blues

Just for fun, here are a couple more blue pieces.  These accent tables used both Dusty Blue and Stormy Seas in combination with waxes and metallics to achieve this look.

square accent table

These cute little bombays started with Stormy Seas as well, and then got a layer of Hurricane Gray and black glaze.

nightstands after

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