a boxwood farmhouse table.

Way back in early summer I picked up this farmhouse table at the ECCO neighborhood garage sales (along with that first mini cabinet!).


Personally, I’m not a fan of the leaving the leaves on these tables.  They are ten times more fabulous without their leaves.  So I removed the leaves and saved them for a future project.

I took my inspiration for this table from this pin.

photo by Embellish & Restore
photo by Embellish & Restore

And accordingly, I painted the base in MMS milk paint in Boxwood.  I purposely did no sanding at all because I wanted to maximize chipping for a beat up farm table look.

boxwood farmhouse table

And I did end up with some fantastic chippyness.

boxwood chippy

And I love the green base with the beat up wood top.

Farmhouse table painted with MMSMP in boxwood

I staged this table as a desk with a vintage Underwood and some old books in varying shades of green …

Farmhouse table with vintage typewriter and books

And with the most charming little chair …

boxwood chair

Believe it or not, no one purchased this desk at the Carriage House sale.  I’ve been trying to think of a spot for it in my own house, but I haven’t come up with anything yet.  I’ll keep thinking about it though.  In the meantime, how about you?  Need a fabulous chippy farmhouse table?

11 thoughts on “a boxwood farmhouse table.

  1. Linda, I didn’t see the green table at your sale! How much are you asking for it? I would love it!

    Susan Hatch

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. *Helen Keller*


    1. Hi Susan! This lovely table is a mere $60! Sometimes I do wonder if people miss half the stuff we have at our sale, just because there is so much to take in. It’s easy to move right past something without even noticing it. I’ll email you to see if you want to set up a time to come back and see the table.


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