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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 

Homestead House milk paint antique chair


I have a confession. I love antique furniture. Tables, sideboards, dressers and chairs. I have a special place for the chairs as most seem to be orphans. Not as solid as the rest, I am always amazed to find one that made it through years of use. This recent find was no exception. The still intact label on the bottom read "Rockford Cabinet Company" and looks like made in 1923 or 1928!



Sure enough when I began deconstruction I found the traditional horse hair/straw and cotton padding in the seat over rounded boards, ticking and webbing




The turned legs were so pretty and in fairly good condition for the age that I decided to try and keep them. The whole chair was scrubbed well and once dry given a coat of Homestead House Paint Co. milk paint in Renfrew blue.

to fix the legs, I used Homestead House Paint Co. new stain and oil finish all in one in cappuccino and it was perfect. To seal the milk paint I went with hemp oil and continued over the stained legs too and all the exposed wood for a little hydration.

The exposed webbing and ticking looks neat so I am going to live with it for awhile and see if recovering is needed. What do you think of it?











*Disclosure
As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Homestead House Milk Paint 

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