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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…

Upcycled Tray


This is how I took a solid maple cabinet door and upcycled it into a fun tray.

After scrubbing the door up, I filled the predrilled holes and painted the entire tray front and back Homestead House Milk Paint in Quaker blue and sealed all sides with Fusion Mineral Paint 's tough coat. The next step was a wash of Fusion Mineral Paint chocolate which catches nicely in the nooks and crannies.


Dry brushing Fusion Mineral Paint  inglenook and homestead blue were next. All layers were sanded and once again clear coated with Fusion Mineral Paint  tough coat all sides in two coats.




Now to add handles, I used this awesome trick to measure your hardware holes perfectly.


Drill and install and you now have super secure handles while carrying items on your tray.


I added new felt pads to the underside to protect furniture it will sit on and it is ready to serve.










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