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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 

Turquoise Iris inspired dresser


I have been following The Turquoise Iris for a very long time and have admired her unique painting techniques and staging. Finally I had a piece I thought was a good size and style to give her technique a go.


 I started with this boring dated solid maple dresser.


Off came the hardware and I filled the top handle holes to install new knobs once finished. The piece got the usual full on spa scrub to remove all gunk and past "juju" for a fresh clean start. Now to start the fun part, the paint process. And this process is far out of my usual but here goes. I started with Cece Caldwell's paint in Chesapeake blue and vintage white and mixed the two half and half for  the middle color


then with a spray bottle full of water I misted the paint to allow it to run together and blend brushing as it went


and the process took quite some time as I added more of each color and sprayed and blended and let drip


once all was dry I sanded well, applied 2 coats of Cece Caldwell flat matte finish and added age with Homestead House espresso wax. Now to add new hardware, the satin cup pulls from D Lawless Hardware were perfect to update the 3 drawers but for the newly drilled knob holes on the top drawer I put out a poll for left or right shown here. 


Right won hands down, again from D Lawless Hardware











*Disclosure
I have received products in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links for  CeCe Caldwell Paints, D Lawless HardwareHomestead House




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