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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…

Homestead House milk paint renfrew blue


Time to try another Homestead House milk paint color. I had a solid wood coffee table with great details that needed a relove. At first I thought it would look great in red so tried barn red on the base


I added antiquing tough coat (bottom half of photo) to see if it would deepen any but it was not quite the deep dark red I was envisioning


so I whipped up some refrew blue, one of my favorite colors in the Fusion line and started painting, so how can this go wrong


but I may have spoke to soon, on the table edges it seems in typical milk paint mindset, it decided to go chippy.


I may have been ok with the look had I not had red under the base coat so bonding agent to the rescue. This additive makes milk paint stick to anything so on went another coat of refrew blue with it added


I wanted to give the table an antique look and feel and seeing it would be used allot it need to be durable so I chose Fusion's antiquing tough coat. I went with two coats of it then enhanced it even more with Homestead's espresso wax.


These sealing products totally gave me the look I wanted


check out the detailing on the legs




*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 & Fusion Mineral Paint

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  1. I love the blue with the dark wax, you created a beautiful finish here Lee Ann! Thanks so much for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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