Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Breadbox Makeover

So awhile ago I came across this blog post I fell in love! I had already bought several damask (pattern) items for my new home and knew this would be a PERFECT add. So I went to Goodwill and found one my first trip, yea when does that ever happen?? But here it is :)

Before I got to work ...

Measured the length and width of the wood pieces and marked on the back of
scrapbook paper (I used a scrapbook cutter but you could use scissors to cut it out).

The inside and outside were gross so I gave it an extra good sanding.

Then painted the outside black and applied scrapbook paper with Modge Podge.
(I painted a layer of Modge Podge under the scrapbook paper and over as well, this was the
most tedious part of the whole thing).

I found the knob for the bread box at Michael's for $1, and the bread box was $3 :)
(the glass door knob on top was from a fun trip to canton $7,
and the Cow is my mom's milk dish for coffee)

And its in USE! :)

Can't wait to put it in my FIRST HOME.


At Home With Michelle said...

I love it it turned out AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment on my post!

I LOVE this idea! I absolutely love taking something that's not so pretty and turning it into something beautiful. What a lovely thing to put on your countertop!

Joi Malkin said...

Makes me want to go buy a breadbox to makeover. hehe I would love it if you could stop by Heck Fridays tomorrow (Thursday) and post it on our first link party!


Hope to see you soon!!!

Karima said...

Hi from your newest google follower/s via blue cricket design, karima from

I really love this idea!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

very cute. Love the black and white

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

So cute and it totally does go with my jars :) Love love that paper and the knob!!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It's great. Did you use an Exacto knife to cut in between each roll up slat? Thanks for the great idea. Stopped by from Heck Fridays.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is adorable, Tiffany! I love the black and white! I'll bet it was tedious cutting those strips, but it looks so worth it. Great project!

Visiting from Tatertos and Jello. : )

Sisters of the said...

great transformation. love the damask pattern. great job. gotta LOVE goodwill! we are new followers!
Amy & Emily

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Super CUTE! I am following you back and am excited to see what else you're going to share! :)

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

Hey! I'm Kassandra from Coffee and their Kisses. I seen this cuteness at Tatertots & Jello linky. Adorable!

c.w.frosting said...

Cute! Never thought to makeover my breadbox! Maybe I will do so one day... Following from Making the World Cuter =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

Hello! I featured this here.

Chris & Kelli said...

Super cute! Never would have expected the result from the before picture! Great job!

Tara said...

Absolutely adorable. I have the same bread box. My mom bought it for me new. I considered painting it, but that was not exciting enough. I ended up putting bread in it, but it is in my pantry behind the closed door. I need to find scrapbook paper to match my decor & I will have it on my counter in no time. Great new blog.

Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta said...

How cute is that breadbox?! I've been stalking my Goodwill looking for one for our countertop. Now I know what I'll do with it! (I had planned on painting one to match the kitchen, but LOVE this more!) New follower from HoH! : )


Bec@littlelucylu said...

Just featured this at Little Lucy Lu!
Thanks so much for linking up your GREAT idea!
Feel free to grab a Little Lucy Lu Loves Me button from my buttons page, if you'd like!
Hope to see you again on Friday!
~Bec :-)