Update a Bread Box

3 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy
I love bread boxes and not just to store your bread and buns out of sight but for hiding mail or vitamins or anything else that gets tossed on a counter and needs handy but hidden. The down side is most are boring old worn wood.
Take for example this one, it has fabulous shaker / mission styling but is just old and tired.
I chose a gorgeous teal colored chalk paint to jazz it up. It took 2 coats to cover well then I distressed the edges to keep it authentic looking. Chalk paint needs sealing, an important factor so I sealed all with clear wax as well as adding dark wax to give dimension and brings the details out.
Before any project gets painted though it gets a good scrub and seeing the inside is in great shape it was just given a wipe of hemp oil to nourish the wood.
The original hardware was removed and scrubbed well and given new life with a few coats of oil rubbed bronze spray paint. The fresh new look sets off the teal to perfection.


Here is another i recently did as well with a fun turquoise color and new mercury glass knobs. This beauty has not only the bread box area but an additional storage area on top too.

Add some color to your home .. paint a bread box!

Suggested materials:

  • Cottage paint
  • Daddy vans wax
  • American paint company

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