It was drab, homely, outdated, and just plain ugly.
Much better now don't you think?
The outside was painted with two coats of CeCe Caldwell's Vintage White, followed by clear wax and a very small amount of aging cream. No need to remove the ugly bright brass hinges, I just painted right over them. The 70s looking knob was replaced with an old bin pull.
I used parts of two different stencils from Maison de Stencils to spruce up the front.
The top was taped off to create the grain sack stripes. Measure twice, paint once.
Unfortunately, fresh baked croissants have always been a temptation I can't resist. They're now on my forbidden list and have been banned from the house.
Grain sack remnants are a much safer alternative.