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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…

Fusion Do Over

Do you remember this mid century modern dresser I did with the newly released Fusion Mineral paint color cranberry and gold? It had so many positive comments but it really is a very specific color combination. Painting to appeal to the majority sometimes is the safest way but I thought I would take a chance on it and see. However after about 6 months of sitting with no home in sight, I brought it back to my paint line.

Limestone - Fusion's warm white was the new color I chose. I think it will look classic with the gold accents. Working in my dining room, because the weather is COLD and because Fusion is ZERO VOC, I painted 3 coats on to ensure a nice opaque color.

here is first coat going on

and here is 3 coats on and left to dry,

then hardware was put back on and tada!

still no idea what this little built in ledge is for in the top drawer, anyone?

love dovetail designs

I have to say I love this color combination as well, I hope it finds its forever home soon.

As a Fusion 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 Fusion Mineral Paint

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  1. I may not be seeing the little ledge appropriately, but I'm going to say it's to place the contents of one's pocket at the end of the day...pocket change...maybe cufflinks...maybe a wallet, but back then, one would have used a tray sitting on top of the dresser.

    1. that was all I could think of too, thank you for your thoughts ;)

  2. What a beautiful piece. I really like it in both colors but I can understand why you felt you should make it more neutral.

  3. Lee Ann I loved the Cranberry and Gold but the Limestone and Gold is just as pretty ;) I always love painted my pieces in beautiful colours but I have had the same problem as you when I do... they definitely take longer to sell. You did a lovely job with both colours... they look so pretty with the MCM style. Thanks for linking this up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party last week! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

    1. thank you, glad I am not the only one who second guesses her choices. I too love both


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