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Farmhouse White Bread Box

This slatted wood bread box had seen better days until it received its farmhouse makeover.

After a good scrubbing I painted 2 coats of House & Canvas's angora white.

This paint color is such a pretty warm white, see it on this end table, sweet watch chest, and a bit on this laundry room sign.
When dry I lightly sanded it all and minimally distressed the edges.

House & Canvas is a chalk like paint that needs to be sealed. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's clear wax over all the surfaces.
I was trying to decide if dark wax (left) or leave plain (right) was best, dark wax won.

Fusion Mineral Paint's ageing wax was added to the edges for an aged look.


The verdict was split as to add words or a stencil in my Facebook poll so I will leave it for a bit and see what the buyer would like.

The farmhouse style look; what would you add if anything?



the back was finished as well

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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