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Vibrant Navajo Blue Paint Color Is A Winner

Chroma Color Repurpose Paint – Navajo Blue

Remember the desk from my junkin’ adventures earlier this week? She’s a beauty now.

Vivid Navajo Blue Paint color is a winner

Vibrant Navajo Blue Paint Color

I painted the desk a vivid, vibrant blue. The paint was given to me by a friend. The friend sells the paint in her shop and she wanted me to give it a try.

desk before makeover

The desk is called a Lady’s Writing Desk…thanks for the information Kay. You guys are the best. You help me out all the time.

chroma color paint Navajo blue color for furniture project

The paint is Chroma Color Repurpose paint. The Try-It size was enough for the small desk. I even had a bit left over.

one coat of paint

The desk after one coat of paint. I found the Navajo Blue paint to be a little thick so I watered it down…probably by 40-50%. I just put the bottle under the faucet and went for it. The paint brushed on really well after thinning it out. Not the first time I’ve thinned paint and I’m sure it want be the last.

Navajo Blue Chroma Color Repurpose paint furniture project by Petticoat Junktion 1

The paint seems to adhere really well. I banged the desk on  a couple of door frames bringing it into the house and nothing chipped off. The turquoisey blue looks great in the granddaughters bedroom. I still love that orange and turquoise bedding set I bought at Bargain Hunt.

desk furniture project before and after

I could have put the original brown knobs on the desk but I felt the cheerful blue color needed a bold contrast. I did try different colors and styles of furniture knobs from my stash but ended up liking the crisp white the best. There are no drawers in the desk, just fake drawer panels.

What do you think of the paint color? Do you like the white knobs?

I read all of your comments about the pineapple bed. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I’m going to paint the bed gray! Not sure what type paint or what color gray but it will be a paint I have on hand. I’m hoping the bed turns out as pretty as I envision.

I do listen to you guys. The gray will be more modern and grown up. It’s just that pink bedroom furniture tends to sell faster or at least that’s the experience I’ve had. As one of you pointed out if I’m selling a piece I need to paint it for the buyers, not myself. So, we’ll see how the gray does.

Enter the craft supplies giveaway here….12 boxes of craft supplies up for grabs!

I’m planning to finish a project today and catch up on some paper work. What are you up to? Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

buy Repurpose paint at Warhouse 41 in Clarksville TN.

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Love the color you chose, perfect with the bedding. I bet your granddaughter loved it too.

  2. Love the blue color, it’s perfect on an accent piece; really brings out the colors in the bedding. The white knobs are great for making the blue pop. I love your blog, you make me want to grab a brush and start painting!

  3. Beautiful work! It’s great for a young girls room. I really don’t like the big white knobs. Since it actually has no drawer. I would have painted or stenciled a design on the front part. But too late now, with the holes! Going to be a happy room!

  4. Well, I hate to be the only dissenter but that shade of blue is just too intense for me. It would be hard to live with–sort of jarring- for me. But, that’s just me. It does go really well with the other colors in the room, though. It’s a cute little piece. I think I would have painted it maybe a shade of green like Miss Mustard Seed’s Boxwood milk paint. Sort of a subtle green. But, again, each to his/her own and I know that the paint was a freebie, so it makes sense that you used it.

    Hope your are enjoying 2017 so far. May it be a happy and prosperous year for you. I love your posts and am always anxious to see what you are up to next.

  5. I think it looks great!! I like the color it looks great with the beautiful bedding!! The white knobs do give it a polished look. You did a great job! I’ve been working on my jewelry because it’s been raining here in NC so I can’t get to anything else. My next project is a jewelry box flip. Happy New Year!!

  6. I love the color with the bedding. Actually I love the color, period 🙂 I do like the white knobs with it. It is a cute little desk, a great find.

  7. I adore your blog. Thank you for inspiring me! I plan to paint several pieces of furniture that I have been too nervous to paint previously… Thank you!

  8. The perfect color to bring out the blue in the bedspread. Looking forward to seeing the bed!

  9. I love the blue desk! I’m anxious to see how the pineapple bed turns out too. I’m not a fan of gray & was surprised to hear all the suggestions to use that color, but I’m sure you’ll do it proud.