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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…

The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ for May ~ Bling Bling

*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Country Chic Paint



The theme for May's The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ Contest is "Bling Bling" sponsored by Country Chic Paint! What might Country Chic carry that created this theme you ask? well their line of metallic cremes is the answer. They have 4 great colors, for my project I chose silver bullet and belt buckle.


My furniture piece was a 4 drawer dresser ~ 2 of which are sweetly curved. That and the original hardware made me think BLING.. and original finish was edged in gold ;)
Like all my pieces they get a good sanding, a super scrub down and all repairs made before painting.



I chose a simple crisp white as my base for the bling process giving it 3 coats for coverage. Then the fun began.. the original brass feet were cleaned with brass polish and softly sanded. They do not remove easily so I hand painted with a small artist brush to get in the small areas.
 the hardware got updated to a fresh coat of gold
 then I added a coat of belt buckle metallic paint for increased durability and a wee bit of dimension


 left is silver over the white and below is belt buckle, just a bit to dark I think so silver bullet it is
the legs and drawer fronts all received a coat of the metallic crème. I applied in long even sweeps with a soft lint free cloth , move fast as it dries quick but leaves a super smooth durable finish ;)
once the hardware was back on and the drawers set in I left to dry then hauled in to stage


 
this is such sweet original hardware now refreshed into a classic gold




the subtle silver shimmer and classic gold accents give this piece a perfect amount of Bling Bling!!













If you are interested in participating in a future contest contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com and to see other entries in this month Bling Bling contest, stop by Carrie's blog or Thea's blog




Comments

  1. What a beautiful update! Love the silver & gold accents!

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  2. So pretty and the hardware is just so cute. Love it!

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  3. Love the combo you chose. That's one cute little chest. Congrats on a great project!! Susie from The Chelsea Project

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  4. Love the update. The silver bling is stunning. Great work.

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  5. Super sweet piece. Love, love the hardware. Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

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  6. Such a great transformation! Certainly fresh. I love the gold. Pinned to share!

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  7. What a great dresser!! and the colours are a perfect compliment!! Well done!!
    Maxine :)

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  8. Hi, LeeAnn
    I love this style of furniture and it's beautiful. I love the gold accents.

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  9. Love the updated look on this retro piece, that hardware grabs me, nice job!

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