Monday, June 16, 2014

Lucketts and Boxwood Green Toolbox


I spotted this old toolbox  at the Flea Market this week and knew I had to have it.  I have had them in the past and they have all sold fast, but I wanted another one for the table on my deck.
Before:

The insides were very dirty so I cleaned the box and then mixed up MMS Boxwood milk paint and got to painting.  Since the wood was dry and old the wood just soaked up the paint.  I wanted to get a layered/chippy look with two greens so I mixed up MMS Lucketts Green milk paint.  I used an old candle to add wax to some areas that I wanted the darker green to show.  I did not wax enough because I did not get much chippiness.    I painted the last coats with the lighter green and then scraped the paint to get chippiness.  I got some chippiness, but not a lot.  Thats the way milk paint works and I knew it would not chip a lot since the box was raw wood.  The last step was to seal it with hemp oil.  I am going to use it on the table on my deck with plants, napkins and utensils.  It will have many uses I am sure. 
I added hydrangeas and roses from my garden


You can see a little of the Boxwood green








Some chippiness






23 comments:

  1. What a delightful flower ! I love how very creative Becky's projects are. So fanciful! There's really a lot of inspiration in these gorgeous pictures. Brenda, such a fun site to find!
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  2. Your wooden tote looks great painted. Fun piece for your summer decor!
    Mary Alice

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  3. Beautiful, I am going to paint the old tool box I have that same color green. It is gorgeous!

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  4. Wonderful tool box and I love that color...great job as always!

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  5. I think it's perfect and such a beautiful color. Did I ever tell you I love your floors?

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    1. Thank you Betsy- I live in a 100+year old farm house and the wood indifferent in every room! I refinished the floors in this picture myself about 12 years ago and they defiantly have texture in them-ha ha

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  6. Love, Love, Love...yes, its perfect in that dreamy green color! I love the flower's in it too...just beautiful :-)

    Hope your week is EXTRA Blessed..

    ~Sherri

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  7. Wonderful box. What a nice redo! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Ann-I love hydrangeas and I like them with the green!

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  8. I love the color! I made a similar box and that color looks better than the one I chose! LOL

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  9. I love old tool boxes. They make some wonderfully useful things other than their intended purpose. I bought one that someone had painted bright yellow, it looked so happy I left it as it was. Still don't know what I want to do with it.
    Janice

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    1. Thank you Janice-I love toolboxes and they have so many uses!

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  10. Love the new color of the toolbox! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  11. Nicely done. It looks great and you will find so many uses for it.
    Cindy

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  12. Super cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

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    1. Thank you Emily- I love the green and the many uses of the toolbox

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