You've got to love it when you arrive home after a long day and notice at the end of your neighbor's driveway is a table with lovely curvy legs in very good condition with a "Take Me" sign posted on it. No twisting my arm.
I painted the table using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. I didn't want a chippy finish like milk paint usually provides because I don't want any of the dark stained wood to show from underneath.
Milk Paint Bonding TipTo avoid a chippy finish when using milk paint, add Miss Mustard Seed Bonding Agent to the mixed paint in a 1 part bonding agent to 2 parts paint ratio.
However, I wanted maximum paint adhesion so I mixed mine in an equal parts bonding agent to paint ratio.
First I painted the legs with two coats of the color Boxwood green, lightly sanding with 220-grit sandpaper between coats.
Next, I painted the entire top in Ironstone white as well as the band around the bottom of the skirt.
I measured 4-inches from the edge of the table and lighting drew a line around the table in pencil. Using an art brush I painted the band in the color Lucketts green.
I also painted the table skirt in Lucketts green but used a 1:2 ratio of bonding agent and you can see in the photo below that the paint crackled. Instead of mixing up another batch of paint I decided it added character and went with it.
To give the table an aged appearance I followed the clear beeswax with Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax.
The drawer on the front of the table has a false front. I replaced the original batwing hardware with a pretty glass knob.
As sometimes happens, after living with this table for several months I wasn't 100% happy with the makeover. It received a second makeover and you can find that post here at From Curb To Français: A Table With Parisian Flair.
Well, guess what? Yup, a third and final makeover happened to this poor little table. You can read the story about why and how thrilled I am with the results here in my Queen Anne Vintage Clock Face Table with an identity crisis post.
It's okay to change your mind - it's just paint.