I've been a little under the weather the past several days, but I finally got to a pile of projects for Lucketts yesterday. This was one of them!
I found this poor little oak table sitting out in the weather at one of my favorite picking places. It was in such sad shape, but in surprisingly good structural condition. No question...I snatched it up.
It still had traces of old paint on it....a really pretty soft turquoise blue. There was also some green paint on the underside.
I wanted to keep it as original as possible and knew that milk paint would be the right choice. I went back and forth on using a blue or green milk paint and decided that I really liked the blue.
After giving it a good scrub down, I mixed Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Mora with a little Flow Blue to come up with my version...which turned out pretty darn close.
I only needed one coat because I wanted to make it really distressed. No bonding agent was added, but the wood was so dry that it soaked it right on in....giving it an almost instant patina.
I replaced the knob with a pair of wooded ones I had and gave them a little swipe with the paint - then sanded most of it off.
I sanded the top just a little to smooth it out and finished it off with Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil (I LOVE that stuff!), as well as applying it to the entire piece as the top coat.
One of the reasons why I love this business is because of projects like this. With just a little bit of time and effort, this once very sad little table is now transformed into a lovely piece for any home.
It will be available in our tent at the Lucketts Spring Market May 15-17! Remember, if you want The Early Bird Shopping Experience on Friday, May 15th, buy your ticket here.
'til next time!
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