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Farmhouse White Bread Box

This slatted wood bread box had seen better days until it received its farmhouse makeover.

After a good scrubbing I painted 2 coats of House & Canvas's angora white.

This paint color is such a pretty warm white, see it on this end table, sweet watch chest, and a bit on this laundry room sign.
When dry I lightly sanded it all and minimally distressed the edges.

House & Canvas is a chalk like paint that needs to be sealed. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's clear wax over all the surfaces.
I was trying to decide if dark wax (left) or leave plain (right) was best, dark wax won.

Fusion Mineral Paint's ageing wax was added to the edges for an aged look.


The verdict was split as to add words or a stencil in my Facebook poll so I will leave it for a bit and see what the buyer would like.

The farmhouse style look; what would you add if anything?



the back was finished as well

Miss Mustard Seed milk paint ~ Eulalie's Sky dresser




Milk paint and antiques go hand in hand in my opinion, I just so happen to have a great antique dresser and a new Miss Mustard Seed milk paint color I am dying to try, Eulalie's Sky.


I love a paint and stain combo so first step was to sand down the top and all drawer fronts to bare wood then scrubbed well. Scrubbing well is a HUGE step to success when refinishing.



I went with thinner coats but you can see the coverage between 1 and two here, I chose to put 4 thinner coats in total on the base


the bare wood was consitioned and stained in 2 colors ending with a dark walnut

 
this was my first time using Miss Mustard Seeds hemp oil and I have to say I loved how easily it went on and the depth it adds to the stain and the wood.. both photos show the oil on the left side. I waited 30 minutes and wiped off then repeated in two hours as per bottle instructions

I scrubbed and polished the original hardware and added two new ceramic knobs to the top drawers and once all was dry, reassembled and this is the end result





*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

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  1. The dresser looks great! Have an awesome week :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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