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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 

Country Cabinet goes vintage white

How to take this country cabinet from orangy stained to classic warm white with character


1- cabinet
2- 3 paint colors (I used Cece Caldwell paint in duck blue, parchment & vintage white)
3- paint brushes
4- sanding sponge block
5- stencils
6- stencil brush
7- sealer (I chose Cece Caldwell paint's endurance finish)
8- sponge
9- new knob
10- dark wax (I used Cece Caldwell paint's aging cream)
11- wax brush
12 soft buffing cloth

How to-

1- remove hardware, scrub old cabinet well with soap/TSP water & scrub brushes then rinse well and let dry

2- apply duck blue paint cross hatched over entire piece (I did this dresser in duck blue too)

3- reapply another coat of duck blue over all surfaces

4- randomly brush parchment over the cabinet

5- apply full coat of vintage white

6- sand with sanding sponge block to smooth paint and reveal all colors and added texture

7- paint a stencil on the cabinet to give added character (the link takes you to my stenciling video on my Facebook page)

8- sand again, wipe off dust and apply sealer with damp sponge with 2 coats

9- paint a new wood knob 2 coats of the blue, sand and seal and install knob

10 - add dark wax to give the piece added definition, age and character,

above the top shelf has the wax started and bottom not and below all done

11- Buff with a soft cloth and you are all done

 ALL the opinions in this and other posts are entirely MY own.  This post contains links for Cece Caldwell paint to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, they are just added for your convenience ;)

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