Do you ever get yourself into a pickle and then you ask yourself, “Why did you do that?!” I can definitely say that has happened more to me than I like to admit. Good intentions lead to work, and work leads to me sucking it up, and then…here we are. So, as a bloody do-gooder, I was out during city spring cleanup gathering things for a ministry for just plain saving things from the dump and posting them so someone could make use of them. That’s when I grabbed this…my DIY bread box makeover. ahem.
To be honest, when I grab it, the door is up and I had no idea that window is broken until I get home. Ah well…I try! Actually, I had intended to something similar with it like this one turned pretend play grill.
What’s a girl to do? Pull up her big girl panties and fix this silly thing like a BOSS. Are you ready?
Okay, this isn’t going to be brain surgery, but obviously someone didn’t want to put in the effort. Not that I blame them, but definitely this is a super easy fix. First, I wipe it all down with rubbing alcohol to clean and removed any residue.
Then, I take off the rubber edges that protect the side edges. You can see one laying in the background. Next, I tape off the handle and the silver metal opening.
Finally, once everything is ready, I use a soft blue spray paint to give it two coats and letting cure in between. Ready to see it?
IT’S NOT TOAST
See, I told ya that thing is not toast (aka. trash). tee hee – pun intended. It just needed someone to see the potential in the broken – much like our Savior sees us.
Would you guess it’s the same one? I think this DIY bread box makeover is a not only repaired, but improved. Yeah, baby!
The color is a favorite of mine called Serenity Blue in a spray chalk paint. Meanwhile, the opening is filled with a heavy plastic and card-stock to replace the original broken one. Also, funny thing is, I didn’t have any bread to stage this with because we don’t really eat bread except when I make my no-knead recipe. haha. However, it still looks fantastic empty and is ready for many more years.
In addition, you can see what I do to other bread boxes in this video below:
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Additionally, let’s inspire others with this DIY bread box makeover and pin and share. Likewise, you know there are more perfectly useful items that need rescued…am I right?
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