Going green: Antibes Green that is

deskMost of our Christmas break was spent with family.  We ate until we couldn’t move and were forced to sit down and physically recover, and while we sat, we planned our next meal.  We had a great couple of weeks, and in-between the eating, I pulled out my paintbrush.  Annie Sloan’s Antibes Green had been perched high on my paint shelf for months.  It’s intense color had intimidated me for too long, mocking my fear of using it.  This inspiration picture below convinced me it was time to pry open it’s lid:103723597639638834_hsrFcOcX_c-1

This was my starting point, well almost my starting point.  I had already painted the top with Antibes Green when I remembered to take a picture.  It’s a great little desk, one that once belonged to my husband’s grandfather.  With a new modern look, it sits proudly in his great-granddaughters’ homeschooling room.  I think he would be pleased.beforeMy steps were simple.  The entire desk was painted in Antibes Green.  Next, I painted all the trim and accents in Provence.raw colorI painted, Ella read:Ella readingAfter both colors dried, I wiped on one coat of Annie Sloan’s dark brown wax which completely toned the intensity of the color (a good thing), and I called it a day.  Project complete.  I love chalk paint.top
base right
new corner
The color makes me happy every time I walk into the homeschooling room.
tI’m pretty smitten with this cutie in the room too:CarolineOur room is almost done…only about 4 months behind schedule.  Here is a sneak peak of one corner, I finally found a place to put my paintings of the girls.  More to come on the finished product soon.


  1. Christena says:

    This is SO beautiful Amy! Oh my word!

  2. So pretty ! I never thought I would use this green but I want a can now. It looks so pretty with the black and white. Did you Wipe on the dark wax with a rag or brush it on.I have a blue shelf I am going to apply the dark wax on. Waiting until I feel more comfortable with how to apply it.

  3. That looks fabulous, Amy! Looks like the perfect spot to sit down and write a letter. :) xo!

  4. Wow! This is so beautiful.
    I have a desk very similar to yours sitting in my garage waiting for inspiration.
    Here it is!
    Your painting is wonderful…what a sweet little model you had. :)
    Thanks for coming by, Amy!

  5. Barb Skivington says:

    Amy, I love, love, love this project. Can I share your photos with my students?

  6. I just realized that my mom has this exact same desk. You’d better believe I’ll be asking her to pass it down when shes ready!:)

  7. Just beautiful. A real show stopper. ;)

  8. Love the color the desk turned out beautiful, I would love to feature it, if that would be ok with you please let me know, lauren

  9. Beautiful! Did you do any prep work before painting?

  10. What a perfect combination of colors, and your finish is just gorgeous!

  11. You did a beautiful job on this. I have this exact same desk waiting to be painting green right now. :)

  12. Very nice, loooove green x