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Farmhouse White Bread Box

This slatted wood bread box had seen better days until it received its farmhouse makeover.

After a good scrubbing I painted 2 coats of House & Canvas's angora white.

This paint color is such a pretty warm white, see it on this end table, sweet watch chest, and a bit on this laundry room sign.
When dry I lightly sanded it all and minimally distressed the edges.

House & Canvas is a chalk like paint that needs to be sealed. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's clear wax over all the surfaces.
I was trying to decide if dark wax (left) or leave plain (right) was best, dark wax won.

Fusion Mineral Paint's ageing wax was added to the edges for an aged look.


The verdict was split as to add words or a stencil in my Facebook poll so I will leave it for a bit and see what the buyer would like.

The farmhouse style look; what would you add if anything?



the back was finished as well

Chippy table do over


So after my epic fail on the "chippy" table (see lessons learned here) I chose to redo it in a safe, stick to anything paint, Fusion Mineral paint . I went with raw silk again as I am just loving the crisp but not stark white tones of it.




For ease for distressing the edges, I rubbed the Fusion beeswax bar along them all before painting. I repeated another layer after I easily wiped the edges after the first coat and used a sanding sponge to distress the edges again after coat #2.

Once all dry, I tried Fusion's black wax to age one of the legs but my youngest daughter voted to keep it the crisp clean white distressed look. A quick wipe with mineral spirits removed my aged art work easily and it was back to fresh paint.


Seeing it will be used lots as a table or desk on the top I gave it a coat of Fusion's wipe on tough coat and walaa this baby was finished.. for good this time ;)










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Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.

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  1. Beeswax is such a great distressing tool for saving time and extra sanding work, Which reminds me my bar is getting low and it's time to restock! Love the black wax Lee Ann, it really adds dimension. Thanks for sharing your tips at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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