a boxwood drop leaf table

Hello! Hello!

I’m at it again with Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint and I have a new favorite color…Boxwood!


I started with this worn down maple drop leaf table.  This is a ‘during’ shot.  I never snapped a before picture.  I sanded the tabletop down because there were drink rings and marks.  I had planned to stain the top dark and paint the legs in boxwood.


However as soon as I put the first coat of boxwood on the legs I was hooked and knew I’d paint the entire table.


This table was just made for milk paint.  I say that because it was very dry.  There was no varnish or layers of paint.  Just worn wood.


The table took the paint like a stain meaning the wood absorbed the milk paint – no chipping.  I love the simple imperfections in the color and how the wood shows in some places.  It gives an authentic worn look.


I finished the whole table in 2 coats of hemp oil carried in Miss Mustard Seed’s line.  This can be reapplied throughout the life of the table to protect it.


Did you catch that tray on the table?  It is a vintage ammo box.  I like the handles and the dovetailed details.  It makes for a unique rustic tray.


The chairs I paired with the green table are vintage bentwood chairs with new linen upholstery.  I won’t paint these!  I love the shade of antique brown and how the crisp linen seats pull it all together.


So what do you think of boxwood?  It is such a nice, rich green color.

These pieces are all for sale in the shop.  We are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday this week from 12-4 pm.  Stop by!

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