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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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