An Antique Tool Box

Just about every Sunday my husband and I make a stop at the local Flea Market. We usually find some little trinket to bring home, ball jars, glass bottles, seltzer bottles, wooden crates, and on and on it goes. Recently we came across this teal, antique, wooden, tool box. I fell in love……ok, yes, it had a few oil stains here and there, but over all it was a solid piece and I loved the color. I hoped I could clean it up a little, and keep it as is. Sometimes the original finish makes the most impact. I wanted the piece for my study/office. I have been adding a few farmhouse pieces in there, and this would be perfect. So………after a little sanding just here and there to work out some stains, I am going to coat it in Hemp Oil, from Miss Mustard Seed, to give it a little bit of conditioning and to try to preserve the paint. I plan to move a small bench I tried as a side table in my living room, to my study as well and sit the tool box on top of it. I think with the height of the two pieces it will make a lovely place to display a few of my favorite things.

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Here is the box before.

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And then after a bit of sanding.

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And then rubbed with Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil. This old box just seemed to come to life after I rubbed on the Hemp Oil. The colored got richer in tone, and the feel of the box is lovely. So happy I decided to keep its original color.

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Finally styled in my study.

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If you are interested in this oil, which is great for rubbing into cutting boards, or any older piece of wood that could use a little new life, check out Fresh Vintage by Amy for all of your Miss Mustard Seed and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint needs, …..SHE SHIPS.

Thanks for Stopping by the Blog

Tammy Damore

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