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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…

Country Heart Bench Changeup



 This solid oak hand crafted bench is well built but the dated heart cut outs and orangy stain begged for a makeover.


We first disassembled it...





sanded the areas where the glue left ridges ...


then cut the heart ends off giving the edges a more modern straight edge.



The the new straight edges were routered to round them to match the original edges.



Scrubbed but and ready to paint


I originally thought a warm white but amazingly for the 4th project in a row I chose a green color. This time it was Country Chic Paint in nocturnal.


I applied 2 coats with new shorty Cling On brush , just as amazing as my favorite Cling On F40 but short handled and holds more paint. 


And once both coats were dry, I applied Country Chic clear and antiquing wax to give the matte finish some shine and definition.








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