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Rae Dunn Inspired Bread Box

If you haven't heard of Rae Dunn you may not be a farmhouse style fan. This uber popular line of kitchen decor is so simple yet so classic. Bright white with crisp black narrow font gives a universal appeal to almost any style kitchen. Follow me as I take a solid wood bread box and give it a "Rae Dunn" inspired makeover.

These solid wood bread boxes can be found everywhere but they are just so boring and generic. The simple smooth styling however is perfect for the inspired makeover I have in mind.

I first taped off the inside edges wanting to leave the interior the natural wood finish.

I am excited to try my new 2" angled Fusion paint brush as well on this project.

Using Fusion Mineral Paint in picket fence, a crisp white, I applied 3 coats. White is notorious for requiring more coats for an opaque coverage. After each coat I lightly sanded to keep a soft smooth surface.

Now for the Rae Dunn inspired part, being a reduce reuse recycle person I cannot personally use th…

Milk Painted Dining Table in Homestead House Confederate Grey



I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.


When you work alone and need an assistant you have to think outside the box ;0) The leg is longer then an arm right?


For this table I went with Homestead House Milk Paint in Confederate grey. I used it on this jumbo chalkboard too.


After a good scrub, power sand to smooth the surface and a wipe down it was time to paint.


Two coats of the dark grey milk paint applied with my angled sash Zibra brush, which cut easily into the corners gave the table a gorgeous new look.


But I did not stop here, a light sanding to take down the milk paint to a smooth buttery soft surface


then apply Fusion Mineral Paint discontinued antiquing tough coat. It is just like their clear tough coat but as you can see, tinted with brown. This added warmth to the cool grey tone of the milk paint as well as providing a layer of sealed durability.


To add even more interest and dimension, Fusion Mineral Paint's clear glaze mixed with their coal black paint was brushed in the nooks and crannies on the pedestal, table apron and  across the top.


On the top I added more layers of color using the dark grey milk paint and dry brushing it across.


Everything was lightly sponge sanded and another coat of the antiquing tough coat applied all over then a clear coat on the top and the dining table was completely transformed.










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