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Roll Top Farmhouse Bread Box

I picked this roll top bread box up at a thrift store. It was definitely not in the best shape paint wise but I knew it would look amazing in a farmhouse style in warm whites.


It has great bones, a fun farmhouse roll top door as well has a bonus storage area in the top, for what I am not sure ;)

First step was to sand down the previously painted surface to remove most of the paint drips and smooth the surface.

Black spray paint in flat matte was sprayed on all the edges so when distressed the orange is not revealed but rather a classic black.

I applied Fusion Mineral Paint in the color plaster, a creamy color with my angled sash Zibra brush, perfect for the cut in areas and straight edges. I applied two coats letting dry well between each coat.


It was then minimally distressed  along all the edges to reveal the black underneath. To add a bit of whimsy I decided to stencil on the roll top but which one?





I chose this stencil #3 from Fusion as well and went with 

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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