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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

Old Fashioned milk paint vanity, mirror and stool


I loved the color combination of Old Fashioned Milk Paint light cream and snow white milk paint I used on this quilt rack so much I made it again for this sweet vanity, mirror and stool set, But this time I came up with a recipe and made it creamier. 3:1 Light cream: snow white


here are the original pieces


the vanity stool was in pieces, the dowels broken off in the sides required drilling out and all new ones to glue it all back together


Once the pieces were all repaired, scrubbed well and dry it was time to start painting with the Old Fashioned Milk Paint creamy white milk paint. Two coats went on all the pieces followed by distressing. To add depth and character I chose Daddy Van's new dark was in Café noir. I love this color as it truly is a dark drown.



and it adds excellent aging details to the milk paint


on the mirror I wet distressed the raised detailing to reveal the original gold











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  1. Lee Ann this turned out beautifully! I have one almost the same and I love it in the white milk paint. You did a gorgeous job. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project party this week <3

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  2. Your fabulous dresser will be feature at http://www.fabifabu.com/2017/04/16/inspiration-galore-project-party-31. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. thank you for the feature, appreciate you hosting too

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Shared and pinned! :)

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