I worked on a smaller painting project last week, a little bread box.
This is a very special piece to me, it is my Mom and Dad’s. It sat on our kitchen counter most of my life and was always filled with bread and snacks. As a child I loved the little sliding door.
I asked my Mom about it when she was renovating her kitchen but she thought she had sold at a yard sale. A few weeks ago I was walking through my old playhouse at home and there it was…crying to me for paint it.
I asked my Mom if I could have it and paint it and she was good with it, however my Dad made me promise not to ever get rid of it. Apparently it was a wedding gift to them by a lady that my Dad rented farm land from. So now it has even more meaning and I am happy to own it.
I had fun painting this one. I concocted my own chalk paint color with a combination of CC Caldwell Emerald Isle, Anne Sloan Pure White, and Maison Blanche Sugar Cane. I love the color, so bright and cheerful. I also finally tried the Vaseline technique of distressing. I rubbed a little Vaseline on the piece before painting. I then painted the whole piece. Once it was really dry I took a damp cloth and wiped it down and all the little Vaseline spots wiped clean. Pretty cool! I also traced the “Bread” letters before painting and then used carbon paper to draw again and painted freehanded with chalk paint.
Here is a close up of the distressing.
I could not be happier with this piece. Happy it’s back in my kitchen