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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 

How to make IOD moulds with clear acrylic latex caulk

I am jumping on the IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns  bandwagon first trying the IOD transfer wall art post HERE (above right) and then moving on to the moulds. I live rural so mold medium is limited but after much research I found that acrylic latex caulking is an option. This is easily found in our local home repair stores.

This tube filled 4+ moulds

Step 1 - squeeze into the moulds
Step 2 - level with an offset knife for a smooth surface

Step 3 - let dry 2 full days minimally,in our cold Canadian climate right now even longer.  They will become clear (below shows after 2 days and not ready), I waited 4 days
NOTE: they will shrink down a bit, that is normal

Step 4 - unmould.. first wipe the surface edges with a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol to make nice clean edges and pull out.

 and this is the result. The pieces are very flexible and continue to become clearer as they fully dry once out of the moulds. I am letting them dry on paper towel to allow air to the underside as well.

Now to put them to use.. stay tuned for future IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns mould creation posts!

Check out the bread box I did as first project

I also have purchased paper clay and resin to try next, watch for them being posted here too

I created a Creative Moments Share Group on Facebook if you would like to stay current on progress before a blog post is created.

  This post contains links for IOD - Iron Orchid Designs to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, strictly added for your convenience ;)
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