Monday, February 18, 2013

~Grey/Green Vintage Wooden Bread Box~

The last couple of months have been absolutely crazy.  Between the holidays and moving and family health issues I feel like I have not had a chance to breath much less focus on the blog.
I did however carve out some time to paint which is  essential for my stress management.  I completed a few bread boxes, a small cabinet, and a side table.  In addition I started a new side business (coming soon).  Here is one of the bread boxes:

I wanted to use a grey color for the body, but I did not have any.  So I made up a custom mix of Annie Sloan's Old White with Graphite to make this medium dark grey.
I think it came out pretty well.  I had these great Citrus Green Anthropologie knobs so I decided to paint the inside of the bread box with Annie Sloan's Antibes Green to coordinate.
Not bad, not bad at all. {In real life the green paint and green knob look very similar in color--for some reason in the pictures they look quite different.}
To finish I used my usual treatment of Minwax's Special Walnut (a trick I learned from Barb Blair of Knack Studios) and ASCP clear wax.
What do you think?  I love that grey is the new Taupe.  It's neutral color compliments just about any other color.
This bread box can be found for sale in my Sweet Macedonia Etsy Shop.


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  2. In the fridge or the kitchen countertop, a breadbox will keep your bread and favorite baked goods fresh and delicious until you are ready to enjoy it. To make delicious bread, you should buy breadman bread machines.