More Napoleonic Blue for a Dining Room!

Hi all! Hope you are all enjoying the end of summer (or the start of the school year if you aren’t with me in New Jersey)! It’s been a fun, busy summer but I’m looking forward to the beginning of school and the crisp autumn air!

When Renee called me to inquire about painting a vintage Drexel tea server I was very excited. I love these older pieces that aren’t common or used anymore! They add character and interest to a room.

This one had seen better days though. The bottom was scuffed up and the top was heavily scratched.



Renee is a follower of my blog and wanted to replicate the blue and wood buffet I painted earlier in the year…


After sanding down the scratches and filling chips and gouges, I painted several coats of Annie Sloan’s Napoleonic Blue. I prefer to do several light coats rather than heavy coats with Annie’s paints. I left the top drawer original because as you will see below, it is a removable tray to serve from!

The paint was finished with two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax and the original brass hardware was shined with Brasso and a lot of rubbing! I love how this piece turned out!







And I didn’t even tell you that this beauty is on casters so it can be rolled around the room easily! The details and quality on this piece are hard to find today. Thank you for letting me redesign this piece, Renee! It was so much fun to work on!

… Kristin

2 thoughts on “More Napoleonic Blue for a Dining Room!

  1. Wow! Seeing the before really shows how great your work is. I would have never thought one could be the other. The piece is just spectacular. Your photos are great as well!

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