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Bread Box Makeover with Typography

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?

Vintage Bread Box Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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. Do unfollow my old page, report it, comment it was hacked, and follow my new page HERE. 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?

DIY TIME

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!

Cleaning Vintage Bread Box with Vinegar/Water | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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. Then, 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.

Cold Galvanizing Compound Spray Paint for Faux Zinc Finish by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

Last, after two coats that have time to cure in between, I wanted 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.

DIY Faux Zinc Effect on Vintage Bread Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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??

THE REVEAL

Now not only is my bread box ready for a long kitchen life, it’s stylin’ too. I love it!

Farmhouse Bread Box with Faux Zinc Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #vintage #home #kitchen #diy #zinc

DIY Faux Zinc Makeover on Vintage Bread Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #kitchen #farmhouse #diy

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…

Sourdough Bread in Bread Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #kitchen

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.

Hand-Painted Bread Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #homedecor #farmhouse #diy

Likewise, I’m excited to offer this to you in my online shop. There’s always something new, so stop by to see.

  • Kids Mud Bar Potting Bench by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | available at shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shopping #handmade #home #kids #play #toys
    Kids Mud Bar Potting Bench with Accessories ~ $275

Faux Zinc Bread Box for Farmhouse Kitchen Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor

In addition, do pin and share my bread box fun.

Fun! This vintage bread box got an antique update with a faux zinc finish by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse

Up next, I’m giving my curb appeal a fresh vibe and have a giveaway for you too. See the after over HERE.

Prodigal Pieces Front Door Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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TRASH TO TREASURE

Finally, let’s see what my blogger friends have for you this month. Yay!

Trash to Treasure May 2021 | prodigalpieces.com

  1. Salvaged Inspirations
  2. Confessions of a Serial DIYer
  3. Artsy Chicks Rule
  4. Girl in the Garage

Also, more mini makeovers like this vintage bread box:

Found on the curb and ready for a makeover, this vintage serving cart got a pop of color by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture #home #homedecor #vintage #retroUpcycled Basket Table with Extra Storage and Mobility by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouseNJddyy-K6U3HA

 

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Cute and functional! What more could you ask for?? 😁😍

    • Larissa says

      I just love this kinda storage. Makes being in the kitchen fun. Thanks, Rebecca!

    • Larissa says

      We actually had a metal one inside the drawer of the island my dad built. Kept them safe. haha. Thanks so much, Denise!

  2. Niki says

    I really like the tile backsplash in the background!! So much so that it is the exact same backsplash I have in my kitchen. I’m currently trying to figure out if I want a breadbox or not, right now my husband decided to use a plastic storage bin to hold our bread in. Not very classy 🤣.

    I like the aged look on this, but my kitchen is more modern.

    • Larissa says

      haha! Great minds, eh? I do love that tile. Your husband sounds like mine. I have to look at it all day so I like fun. 😀

  3. Little Debbie says

    You are an inspiration in so many ways!
    Lucky to have found you.💕

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I don’t forsee getting them back, but want my old removed. They won’t do it. grrr…. What good a trademark is

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