The Best of Duck Egg

As you guys know, we live on the coast of Florida where the beach is not only celebrated but a rite of passage for kids across the state. Native Floridians learn how to swim almost as soon as they learn how to walk because water sports and activities are enjoyed year round. So many of my favorite memories revolve around the beach and I know this time of year is popular with both tourists and locals alike.

While I use a lot of neutrals at home, my booth at The Pickers Market is filled with coastal inspired items and furniture pieces painted in customer favorites like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg. It’s a very calming color that can be used in a variety of different styles because it has a great vintage color quality. Here’s a look at a few makeovers we’ve completed using Duck Egg…

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You can use this color on a console table for an entry…

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for a nightstand

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or a dresser in a bedroom…

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On cabinets…

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smaller items…

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And coastal inspired chairs too…

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If you see a color variation between some of these photos that’s because Duck Egg is also really pretty when mixed with Old White and Pure White for a sea glass inspired look. Don’t be afraid to try a combination of these colors for a custom creation this summer. If you plan to use this color in your home pair with white, off white, gray, beige, or cocoa. I usually apply in multiple thin coats (think crepe batter consistency as opposed to pancake batter) then seal with clear or dark furniture paste wax depending on how much “patina” I want to create in for the piece.

If you want a layered look, paint the entire piece with Duck Egg, allow to dry then use a different color (Pure White, Old White, Country Grey) over the Duck Egg. Lightly sand with 320-grit sandpaper and to expose the Duck Egg underneath and seal with a top coat that will resist chipping like polycrylic or polyurethane.

Paint is one of the easiest, most budget friendly ways to change the look of furniture and decorative accents so make sure to give it a try!

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See you guys back here tomorrow. Summer is all about entertaining on the porch and patio. I’ll share projects to get you ready for the season!

Many blessings,

CoCo

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