Beach Cottage Blue

As you all know, I love all things beach!  Most of all, I love chippy and well-loved furniture in my favorite color (blue)!

Here’s a little chair that I worked on last week:

Beach Cottage Blue Chair (After)

I’m not sure if you can tell, but it is the prettiest shade of blue – ASCP Louis Blue – it reminds me of a perfect summer’s day sky (with not a cloud in sight).

Here’s what the chair looked like before:


It is a very heavy maple chair with metal feet.  I think it must be from the 30s or 40s. Does anyone know?  I love the details of the legs, but I thought the delicate curves kind of disappeared in the wood.

So I got my chalk paint out.  I first painted some areas with ASCP in Old White.  I stippled the paint on and put it on quite uneven.  Once it was dry, I applied the ASCP in Louis Blue.
Old White and Louis Blue
Then I sanded back the chair to look like it was well and truly shabby chic.  To achieve some distressing on the seat, I took a wet cloth and wiped away the paint to show the dark wood through.  Then I did two coats of clear wax to protect it.
Close up of distressing on seat
Some white and dark peeking through:

Here are the legs:
curved legs

The arching back:

ASCP Louis Blue and Old White

It is the kind of chair that would be great with a heavy wooden desk or in a cottage bedroom with a pile of summer reads on top.  I was tempted to keep this one, but my Beach Cottage Blue Chair is looking for a new home.  As long as I can get Conor off it!

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  1. says

    Your little chair is just perfect now! I love the color you used. I just bought some ASCP myself and I think I will have to go back and buy this blue now.


    • says

      Jeanine, Annie Sloan has so many lovely shades of blue. I love them all. Louis blue is such a happy color. I think my favorite blue is her Duck Egg Blue. Have fun with your new chalk paint. I know you’ll become addicted (like me!).

  2. says

    What a cute chair (and son) !
    I love a bit of distressing. I can’t seem to paint a piece without abusing it !
    Love the colour too – I’m currently using French Grey, but they’re all gorgeous.

  3. says

    Love your little chair. Looks like someone would like to keep it for himself.
    Im now following you from Please come visit me. 😎

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