When the second Tuesday of each month rolls around, I get skip-happy because I get to hang out with my blogger gal friends to share with you our latest DIY fun for Trash to Treasure Tuesday. Our goal is to inspire you to find the treasure in the assumed trash. However, you’ll see their projects in a bit. Today, my find is not so trashy, but definitely a candidate for a makeover. Would you grab up this bread box?
Before I get started, I just wanted to let you all know that last week my Facebook and Instagram accounts were hacked leaving me at a loss of 9 years of work and without my 100K followers. With that in mind, my trademark attorneys and I are working to see about the next steps as Facebook is doing nothing to help. Thank you for your support!
Back to the fun…I have always found it super fun to lift up the accordion style and peek at what’s inside. Also, they truly bring back childhood memories. Did you or someone in your family have one?
First, this bread box needs a detailed cleaning. I use a water/vinegar 2:1 ratio to spray it down and wipe it clean. Then, I use an old toothbrush to clean in between those folds. Blucky!
For some reason, there is oodles of ink all over this thing. Thankfully, it comes off easily with a little elbow grease.
Next, I take it out to my workshop and set up my small spray shelter and turn table. Likewise, I prep the bread box for spray paint. This is not just any spray paint, but is basically zinc in a can…woot! I have several blog posts for furniture, planters, door awning, cupola, etc., on how to make a faux aged zinc finish.
Last, after two coats that have time to cure in between, I want to add that little something. First, I add a bit of typography (of course…tee hee). Then, I use a Pewter metallic paint and a cloth to pounce the surface. This gives it that aged metal effect. In addition, you can see the technique in this past dressing table makeover.
However, before I call it quits I also use a dark brown wax to age the paint giving it a sort of grimy feel. Yes, I said grimy. We want old, right??
Now not only is my bread box ready for a long kitchen life, it’s stylin’ too. I love it!
Does it look old? It’s definitely more fun than the plain wood. (nothing against plain wood, but inky wood wasn’t havin’ it). Also, did you notice the old metal knob? Had to pull one out of my stash. Now for the inside…
To my family, this is a rare treat. We don’t eat many grains in our house because we know the modern grain isn’t what it used to be. However, how does one reveal a mini makeover for a bread box without bread? haha. Well…you could turn it into a charging station like I did with this one HERE. Or, even a pretend play grill like I did in this post.
Likewise, I’m excited to offer this to you in my online shop. There’s always something new, so stop by to see.
In addition, do pin and share my bread box fun.
Up next, I’m giving my curb appeal a fresh vibe. See the after over HERE.
TRASH TO TREASURE
Finally, let’s see what my blogger friends have for you this month. Yay!
Also, more mini makeovers like this vintage bread box: