Napoleonic Blue and Old White Chalk Painted Demilune with Stencil

Here’s a great little $5 demilune table that I found on Craigslist. The owner said to me “It’s only half a table and that’s why it’s $5.”I said “No problem – I’ll be right over!” I guess she didn’t know what a “demilune” was. I added some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a Royal Design Studio stencil – and changed the look completely.

half moon shaped table painted with Annie Slaon Chalk Paint

The “before pic” shows what a sorry but very serviceable piece it is. It just needed some color and some imagination! It’s a great little table especially if you have a very small foyer. It’s perfect for putting a beautiful vase of flowers or your keys in a pretty tray on it…or to display some family photos. Place a lovely mirror above it and it’ll look great in your home. You could even use it as a nightstand in a child’s room or an extra little table in the bath or kitchen – to hold plants etc.

a before picture of a demilune, half moon table


I started out by scuffing up the table so it would accept some paint. Then I applied Napoleonic Blue from Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint on the top portion and her Old White on the bottom legs and part of the small apron space on the front of the demilune top. I had that entire space done in all Old White, but it looked too plain, so I went over it with the Napoleonic Blue and sanded back. 

demilune table painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint

For a more modern touch, I added the Chez Sheik stencil (in Annie Sloan’s Old White) from Royal Design Studio for the top of the table as a nice decoration. I sanded back somewhat to antique the Old White portions of the piece. For protection, I finished with Miss Mustardseed’s furniture wax – and buffed!

closeup of Chez Sheil stencil on half moon table painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

I may be putting this piece up for sale soon. Let me know if you are interested!

demilune table painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

I may do a little bit more embellishing on the legs etc but felt that perhaps it would take some of the specialness away from the top.  What do you think?  Let me know in your comments!

Click here for a little tutorial on how I changed the look of the accessories you see on the table!

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3 Responses to Napoleonic Blue and Old White Chalk Painted Demilune with Stencil

  1. BeBetsy says:

    Love the paint color and the table is as cute as can be! We have a small table that our mother handed down to us-always liked the half-table look.

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Thanks so much for linking back to us. You’re a dear.

    Have a great week~xo
    Sharon and Denise!
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  2. Nicole says:

    This turned out so cute! I love the color and pattern choice! I am new from southern charm. I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

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