Updated Bread Box

4 Materials
$10
45 Minutes
Easy

Doesn’t everyone have an outdated Bread Box? Well, I've got a great update for you! Did you know that just a bit of chalk paint can update anything?! Yep, it's true- take a look at this easy technique.



updated bread box

I started off with this dated honey stained bread box. Looking a bit drab, let's freshen it up! The first thing I did was apply two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Co Co.

updated bread box

I let each coat dry, and that took about one hour per coat.

updated bread box

The next step was to add a bit of interest and detail. Using a chippy brush and very little paint- just on the bristle tips, I dry brushed a light layer of lighter paint over the original coat. I used a duck egg and old white paint to add depth. Try top be a bit random about the strokes, to give it that aged look.

updated bread box

Then I sealed it off with two applications of wax wiping with a lint free rag after to give it a nice buff.

updated bread box

Then you have an updated bread box with a coastal feel you no longer need to hide in the corner!

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  • Shiralee Skipper
    on Dec 13, 2018

    I'm a bit confused with the duck egg , how is it used ? The shell ,yolk, ect to give depth ? I get excited when I see your projects it's awesome , love it .


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