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Roll Top Farmhouse Bread Box

I picked this roll top bread box up at a thrift store. It was definitely not in the best shape paint wise but I knew it would look amazing in a farmhouse style in warm whites.

It has great bones, a fun farmhouse roll top door as well has a bonus storage area in the top, for what I am not sure ;)

First step was to sand down the previously painted surface to remove most of the paint drips and smooth the surface.

Black spray paint in flat matte was sprayed on all the edges so when distressed the orange is not revealed but rather a classic black.

I applied Fusion Mineral Paint in the color plaster, a creamy color with my angled sash Zibra brush, perfect for the cut in areas and straight edges. I applied two coats letting dry well between each coat.

It was then minimally distressed  along all the edges to reveal the black underneath. To add a bit of whimsy I decided to stencil on the roll top but which one?

I chose this stencil #3 from Fusion as well and went with 

The Fab Furniture Flippin' July Contest™ with OFMP Farmhouse Fun

Welcome to my entry for The Fab Furniture Flippin' July Contest™ themed "farmhouse fun" sponsored by the Old Fashioned Milk Paint company. This naturally safe paint has been around for very long time and with today's focus being on environmental and green, this paint is the perfect choice for beginners and advance painters alike.

I first tried this paint about a year ago and did a series of pieces in their buttermilk color. It was a lovely creamy color that looked great on the antique pieces I chose to paint. When The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ had OFMP sponsor another contest I could not pass up the chance to try it again.

This time I chose colors from their palette sea green and federal blue. The antique dresser I scored screams old farmhouse and what did old farm house pieces go thru? tons of color changes and most likely in milk paint as it was readily used back then.

like in most old pieces there are paint drips and dings but this will only enhance the farm house rustic characteristics
the dresser got a good scrub with TSP, soap and water after the top was sanded down to reveal the great top 

the gorgeous solid wood top need to stay so I chose a dark walnut stain with 3 coats of hand rubbed poly
then the painting fun part began

I used extra bond to make the federal blue milk paint really stick over the old stain
then applied but it seems I made it to thin and it ended up more like glaze shown below
wet and dry

so for the drawers I made the batch thicker and it worked much better
 the second color was a custom creation mixing sea green, federal blue and some snow white
 and it made this pretty color
 here it is next to the dark blue on drawers and base

Once dry I sanded with 120 grit paper which revealed small amounts of the darker federal blue and some of the wood then I added a coat of Daddy Van's clear wax to seal it all up.
the original handles needed a relove too so they were spray painted a matte brown
and to give dimension, a black metallic cream was added, perfect. (2 on right still matte to show difference it makes to add the cream)

Here is it all put back together.

the ancient drawer needed a fresh new pop of color via this removable liner

 I am a wood lover and keep it where I can, check out this pretty grain

If you want to see more of the projects in this months contest check out Evey's page or Lynn's page, all are at the bottom of either page and if you want to participate in a future challenge contact

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