Good morning friends and happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Our was filled with final wedding DIY projects and prep…mostly outside because it was gorgeous out.  I’m getting so excited for our wedding festivities!

In the meantime, a little eye candy for you…

We have this amazing pair of oak twin beds in!  Only one is pictured here but honestly there is a phenom pair.  So I cleaned them up and hydrated the wood with hemp oil from Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint line which enriched the color and patina of the wood.  This hemp oil is the bomb.  I’ve used it for so many projects from hydrating wood like this to a top coat over paint on a porous surface and also in between layers of paint.

antique oak twin bed - pair available

Each bed comes with a solid antique oak headboard, foot board, side rails & slats.  All you need to do is add the mattress and box spring. Check out the detail on the foot boards…

antique oak twin bed - pair available

I pretty much love them and keep imagining a twin room featuring this pair of beds (only one bed is pictured).  So tell me, how would you style a room with these beds?  I pulled a few inspiration photos below of twin rooms.  (Please do not pin them from here, rather click the source link to take you to the original image.)

antique oak twin bed - pair available

Sophisticated Twin Guest Rooms



Airy Feminine Twin Rooms…



Neutral Masculine Twin Rooms…



Which is your favorite look?  And are you in he market for a pair of smokin’ hot antique oak twin beds??

hemp oil 101

Last spring I posted about waxing furniture.  The post continues to be one of my most frequently visited.  It is due for an update though.  Since I wrote that post, I added another favorite wax to my stash as well as hemp oil.

Before this hemp oil came into my life, I pretty much avoided using any oil based paints and products.  Simply because of the messy clean up and the stinky chemical smell.  I only used them when it was completely necessary.

However, hemp oil is all natural with no foul odor.  It hasn’t been messy to clean up either.  I have designated a couple of cotton rags for applying it in my workshop.

Hemp Oil

You’ll get the best results when using hemp oil on dry wood.  I wouldn’t use it on varnishes or heavily waxed furniture because the oil will repel it.  If your finish is dry to the touch, hemp oil will hydrate it.

Let’s review 2 recent applications of hemp oil, shall we?

Exhibit A.

Boxwood Drop Leaf Table

This was a super dry old drop leaf table that I painted with Boxwood milk paint.  Because of the dry wood, the paint acted as a stain allowing the wood grain to show through.  Cool but it still needed a top coat so I chose hemp oil in this case.

Exhibit B.

Hemp Oiled Wooden Trunk

This old trunk lost its luster and fabric years ago.  I thought it still had some appeal though so I applied hemp oil to the raw wood – just wiped it on with a rag.  As a result it darkened the color and highlighted the knots and grain of the wood.  Plus the darker wood now contrasts more with the hardware creating a little more interest in this tattered old piece.

This is an easy, low cost option for a top coat to apply to painted furniture or raw wood.  It’s 100% natural – No VOC’s or smelly chemicals.  It is safe to use on a butcher block and other food prep areas and can be reapplied over the years.  Love that!  I sell it online and in my shop along with the milk paint line.

When you unscrew the lid of the container there is another metal lid.  It is easiest to open by puncturing with a nail or driving a screw into it.

Have you used any similar, natural top coats like hemp oil?