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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…

Antique Dresser with layers of color and texture



I scored this antique dresser from an estate sale for an elderly German lady. She used it to store linens.

I think it saw allot more use before that duty though ;)


The top drawer for sure had wore a deep groove in the runner rail, I refilled with wood filler and sanded smooth once dry
After repairs my first task is a deep clean especially on these old pieces. It was hand scrubbed with warm water, soap and some TSP and hosed till water runs clear then left overnight to dry.


Seeing it had lots of wear I choose a finish that would be in keeping with the age yet work with the years of service. Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black was mixed with their fresco for a textured paint and it was applied by brush in a random pattern all over the drawers and body.


Next layer once dry was Fusion Mineral Paint's little lamb and fresco


and again randomly applied by brush



I wish I knew the code for this dresser stamped on the back

Fusion Mineral Paint lamp white then went all over and left to dry
The whole piece was sanded to reveal the layers below and distress the edges to give it an old farmhouse look so popular right now.


Yet another step followed with Fusion Mineral Paint in ash mixed with their clear glaze which was rubbed all over and wiped back to catch in the nooks and crannies and the final step was Fusion's ageing wax to add a soft sheen and age the piece further.


I LOVE the layered textured look and farmhouse feel this antique dresser now has. The original hardware was cleaned and rubbed with the ageing wax and put back on.











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November 6, 2018



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