I picked up this drop leaf table while in Brimfield. I have a growing drop leaf table collection. It is an addiction really. I don’t know what it is about them. Their versatility. The timeworn tops. Not sure. But I’ve never met one I don’t like.
Well that’s not totally true. When the tops are impeccable and shiny, I don’t usually like them. I like a worn stained finish and of course a chippy worn paint job to match on the legs.
And that’s the exact treatment this table got.
Oh the power of milk paint and the chippy goodness it can create.
The first coat on the legs is Trophy.
The second coat is Grain Sack.
I followed a similar suit on the ladder back chairs which I previewed here before.
This chair features Apron Strings & a custom mix of French Enamel and Linen…I think.
The options are endless when it comes to milk paint. But to get this layered look you need to create a resist between colors and coats. This can be achieved a number of ways including applying the wax puck or hemp oil as a resist.
See, milk paint naturally wants to absorb into the surface unless, of course, there is a previous finish there for it to resist. That’s where it gets interesting.
All three pieces are available individually at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown.