This was quite the project, but well worth it. I see a black panther when I look at it! The table was stripped, sanded, rebuilt, and painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Typewriter (black). Once dry the table was sealed with MMS Hemp Oil. Hemp Oil takes up to 30 days to cure and once complete the table is protected from water and daily use. The hemp oil dries in a matte finish. I was so very fortunate in discovering this table. It is a piece of furniture that literally can go anywhere in a home!!!