Friday, August 1, 2014

~a French breadboard makeover~

My friend gave me this breadboard out of her stash 
because she knows I have a slight breadboard obsession.

This is how it started out, rather orange and shiny.

 First I sanded it down with the grain of the wood using a palm sander. 
Then to tone it down even more I added liming wax.

The liming wax was cool but made it too white, so I mixed a little Annie Sloan clear wax with a tiny bit of dark wax and went over the whole thing.

It's just the perfect color and I couldn't be happier!
I hope to see all you local friends tomorrow at the French Flea Market!



Ashley C. said...

Looks great! Kendra and I will be there tomorrow - big bellies and all!

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Virginia Country House said...

Terrific board and such a perfect size! Have a fun weekend! xo, N.G.

Shabby Sheshe said...

Yay looks great! Miss you tomorrow 😞

Marisa Franca @ Allourway said...

I love cutting boards -- I saw a whole kitchen wall done with different cutting boards - all antique and dented. It looked great.

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness your getting star status girl...flipping through fb this a.m. hgtv has your living room on their page to get the shabby chic look...way to go!!! wish I could make it to the flea, I will miss stalking you!

Melaine Thompson said...

Haha! Miss u Kathy!!! 😘

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Melinda said...

The board looks great! I have one like that too. XD

Wild Oak Designs said...

Melaine, where do you get liming wax? Never heard of it....sounds like something I should try ....

Melaine Thompson said...

It's kinda cool! I got it on Amazon!

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