Bread Box Turned Child's Craft Station

Patina Paradise
by Patina Paradise
It was time for another monthly Furniture Makeover and the theme this month was storage/organizing so I tried to figure out what I could do with an outdated breadbox and a few other pieces.
Some thrift store and curb side finds end up making an awesome craft station for kids.
I loved the curves on this breadbox that I got at the thrift store last year for about $5. The little cabinet on the right was a curb side find. It was missing the glass and one door, but I figured I could use it for this makeover also.
After adding some trim to the bottom cubbies of the shell of the display cabinet, I also added some small metal label tags from D. H. Lawless. I love the extra layer of interest that they add.
I decided it would make a great place to store rubber stamps and other craft materials for easy access. This could easily just be painted and sit on one end of a child's craft table without adding the legs.
The colour is so bright and happy and I love how it ties all the misfit pieces together. So the next time you see one of these old bread boxes, think about making a mini roll top desk for a child. I'm sure they will love it. For more details you can go here...
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  • Billie Billie on Nov 26, 2015
    Turned out great! What did you use on the front of the chalkboard to hold chalk, etc?

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Nov 28, 2015
    Very cute. The only thing I would add in the upper inside portion of the legs would be a brace to be attached to all four legs. This would make the legs more secure and sturdy. A child would probably have it rearranged but that is the fun of it for the child. When I neatly arranged something for my daughters they would come up with a different arrangement and I would l say "oh neat, I didnt think of that". Ha Is the upper portion fastened to the desk or is it just sitting on top of desk?

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  • Patina Paradise Patina Paradise on Sep 18, 2018

    Aw Terry you are very kind to leave that sweet comment. You have definitely made my day. Upcycling and repurposing are a passion for me and when I can inspire others then that really makes me happy. I hope to one day get back to blogging so that I can continue to share all of the projects I have floating around my brain.

  • Jami Jami on Mar 11, 2021

    This is really clever-I am inspired to do something similar for a tiny mail station/this breadbox on legs is SO smart! And the sectioned off shelf and the chalkboard.. done.