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DIY Bread Box Makeover

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.

Metal Bread Box Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

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?

FIX IT

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.

Broken Plastic Window on DIY Bread Box Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Taped Off Bread Box | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Farmhouse Style DIY Bread Box Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home

Farmhouse DIY Bread Box for Kitchen by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #vintage

Would you guess it’s the same one? I think this DIY bread box makeover is a not only repaired, but improved. Yeah, baby!

Farmhouse Kitchen with DIY Bread Box Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #upcycled #kitchen

Open DIY Bread Box Makeover with Paint by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #diy #farmhouse

Side View of DIY Bread Box Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse

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.

Farmhouse Blue Bread Box for Kitchen Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #kitchen #farmhouse #storage

In addition, you can see what I do to other bread boxes in this video below:

Upcycled Charging Station from Vintage Bread Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you’d like to add this to your kitchen arsenal, you can find it and more in my online shop.

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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?

Found in the trash broken and left for the landfill, this DIY Bread Box Makeover is one to see by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #diy #farmhouse #kitchen

In addition, up next is Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! You don’t want to miss what I’ll be creating for this month’s fun with these sweet rubber boots below. Just be sure to sign up for my newsletter. PLUS, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. Until next time!
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Kids Rubber Boots Before | prodigalpieces.com

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Also, more fun #trashure fun like this DIY bread box makeover:

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Comments

  1. Rebecca- NC says

    That turned out to be soooo ADORABLE!!! You are truly the Professor of recycling. This is even better than the original and a one of a kind!!! Go to the head of the class!!! 👩‍🎓😂💕❤️

    • Larissa says

      And you are the best at giving me warm hugs! (albeit online…haha). Thanks so much, Rebecca!

  2. Patti M. says

    Wow what a great job you did on that breadbox! It looks so pretty! That’s my favorite color too!

    • Larissa says

      Yay! Thank you, Patti. You’re such a kindred spirit. This was so fun for me and I’m actually glad I grabbed it broken and all.

  3. Jill says

    Turned out awesome! And, I love the added inspirational thought to go along with it! Thank you for sharing- it’s a great way to start the morning!

  4. Becky says

    Well, THAT looks 149% better! 😄 Amazing!

    • Larissa says

      Yahoo!! That’s so fun to hear, Becky. Thank you for the needed smile. 😉

  5. Niki says

    Good save Larissa!! I admire you wanting to keep things out of the landfill. We are a wasteful throw away culture 🤷‍♀️.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Yes, it’s truly sad what people think they NEED one day, and the next toss it out. We can do better.

  6. Mary says

    What a beautiful Save Larissa! It does look better than if it were brand spanking new! Love the color…wowza! Great job! It won’t last long in the shop 🙂

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