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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…

Cece Caldwell Brand rep project package #2 antique coffee table

January 2016 brings a new year and a new project as a CeCe Caldwell paint rep.

As I was scrubbing up this oak dining table and considering the color options, it struck me as vintage white with dark details. The edges have great details to enhance and the vintage white keeps it neutral, fresh and able to fit in so many homes existing décor. I also purchased this super cool Queen Anne style coffee table that conjures up the same color scheme ideas.

My Cece rep pack #2 held just what I needed to make this vision happen; vintage white paint, hickory stain and endurance finish. It also has Chesapeake blue but that I will save for another post. ;)

I decided to start with the coffee table first to see the end result I am envisioning.
first order of business; a good scrubbing and sanding both power and hand (which took forever as the old stain was very crackly) then scrubbed again
1 thin coat of CeCe vintage white paint was applied then some sanding block distressing to keep the vintage piece aged
To further age it, I applied via dry brush technique, the CeCe hickory stain. To allow for easier movement of the stain and less saturation into the paint,  I had applied a coat of satin varathane before doing this step
the stain accented the curvy carved legs and sides, again I sanded the piece ending with medium to heavy distressing all over
The final step once all was dry was to seal with 3 coats of endurance sealer. Time to stage it for your viewing pleasure.

Thank You CeCe Caldwell Paints for the opportunity to try yet more amazing products from your line. Stay tuned for a few more made with this great package including the dining table. Stop by Creative Moments Facebook page if interested in purchasing this beauty.

I have received products in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links for CeCe Caldwell's Paints