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Walnut & Black Dining Table

  My sister needed a round table in her new home's kitchen nook and I just so happened to have a round oak table in storage. She wanted it done to match their existing dining set that was done in a distressed black with stained top finish. OK, let me do that for you. :)

Classic Black and Floral Bread Box

Usually my bread boxes are classically simple but for this hand crafted beauty I went with classic black with a bold floral design.

This hand crafted solid oak bread box was scored at a local thrift shop. As always the first step is to scrub thoroughly inside and out with Dixie Belle white lightning cleaner then rinse well and towel dry. I then leave for a day to be sure all is dry, a light sanding with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge then wiped with damp cloth and dried once more.

I chose anchor a classic black in the Dixie Belle silk mineral paint line. I used the small oval Dixie Belle synthetic brush to brush on 2 coats top, bottom and all sides.

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And of course over the roll top door moving it as I went to get in all the creases. Once the two coats were dry, I used the Dixie Belle sanding sponge to smooth the paint and lightly distress the edges to give a rustic feel to the bread box.

Once dry I like to let the silk paint paint cure for a day or two before adding a transfer. I chose the  floral romance Dixie Belle transfer. Cut out the pieces you want to use and place where you want. On the roll top door I used an exacto knife to slice the transfer between the slats.

Once all were in place, I sealed all the transfers with clear Dixie Belle's best dang wax. I apply my wax with a dedicated Dixie Belle best dang brush which makes the job super fast. 

To refresh the inside I applied Dixie Belle Big Mama’s Butta with another dedicated Dixie Belle best dang brush. Wipe away excess like the clear wax and this beauty is ready to serve.

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Painting all sides makes it viewable from any direction.

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  1. Wow, the flowers really pop so nicely against the black background!


  2. It looks hand painted. Transfers are fabulous!

  3. This is beautiful! I'm going to have to be on the lookout for bread boxes at the thrift store now! I found your blog over on Home Matters Linky Party, & I’d love to have you come over & share on Crafty Creators Link Party. It’s open every week from Thursdays at 6am thru Mondays at 11:59pm. While you’re there, you can also share on Happiness is Homemade, open Sundays thru Mondays usually, but I’ve opened it early today. It’s shared across 7 blogs.
    Hope to see you there!
    Niki |
    (LEO- law enforcement officer)

    1. Thank you Niki, I will try and remember to pop over on Thursday!! cheers

  4. Everything you upcycle has your signature touch. I always love seeing your latest creation!

    1. Thank you as always Rachelle, you really made my day!! Glad to have you stop by again :)

  5. I'll be featuring your post on Thursday's Crafty Creators! If you stop by and let me know if you're following me on social media and which one, I'll set you up for a feature there as well! You can also stop by and grab your "I was featured" button to display on your blog. Hope to see more of your creative posts!

    1. Thanks Niki I appreciate that and will try and stop by ASAP


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