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Vintage Bread Box Makeover

Would you like some bread with that butter? There is a running joke in my family when I say I’m going to be head baker in heaven so I can have all the bread I want. haha. While I’ve found over the years, our modern-day loaves are not quite healthy as our ancestors would have enjoyed, my adoration for a fresh-baked heel of bread never wanes. I even share my no-knead recipe HERE. Eating grains are limited in my home, but I do still enjoy when I find a vintage bread box on my adventures.

Vintage Bread Box Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You may be wondering why, but who can resist turning them into:

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

The funny thing about this lil’ brown beast is that I’ve already had one just like it in my possession. However, that one became pink with yellow interior and sold quickly in my shop.

Vintage Pink Bread Box | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

No pink for me this time. I simply want to create a vintage style on this already vintage piece but give it a fresh new look. So many times, folks ask me about how I decorate for my home decor while on a budget. Honestly, it’s mostly because I create my own decor from things I build, but also my finds at Curb le Chic, thrift stores, and garage sales.

STORAGE

Let’s get this DIY dressing up party started, shall we? First, if you haven’t noticed, this is basically a blank slate. I could refresh the wood with new stain or use paint to make it my own. To begin, I grab my wooden oval frame to use as a template to set apart the routed “bread” text on the lid.

Tracing Wooden Oval on Vintage Bread Box | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, I grab an assortment of paints and outline the oval I just traced in a taupe color.

Hand-Painting Vintage Bread Box Lid | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Next, I use this same green I used on my farmhouse bench makeover to coat the rest of the wooden bread box. I know many are hooked on chalk paint, but I’m using flat and eggshell finish in acrylic latex for different reasons. Likewise, flat paint is basically chalk paint and bonds just the same if you use a high-quality brand. No sanding needed! Just a good cleaning.

Painting Green on Vintage Box | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Finally, as soon as the lid paint dries, I take extraordinary care and use my painter’s tape to make stripes and fill those in with a lighter shade of taupe. Additionally, I take time to highlight details and add dimension.

DIY Painting Stripes | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

At last, after I finish the exterior, I paint the interior with a soft gray and add decoupage. woot!

BREAD NOT COOKIES

For your makeover pleasure and without delay, check out my vintage bread box all snazzy with a new look.

Farmhouse Vintage Bread Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #budgetdecor

Striped Vintage Box DIY Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #kitchen #diy

The green is still dark like the original, but I feel that it dresses it up a bit with the color and stripes. As a bonus, I even love the peek-a-boo surprise on the inside.

Side View of Open Vintage Bread Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #homedecor

DIY Decoupage Bread Box Interior by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #tutorial #vintage

Isn’t that fun? It makes me think of the birdsong I hear every morning as I’m up before the sun rises. What a blissful time it is to spend a few hours before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Are you an early bird too?

Farmhouse Kitchen Bread Box Makeover with Paint by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #makeover #vintage #farmhouse

 

Cottage Style Bread Box Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cottage #makeover

As always, my goal is to inspire you to create your own home story. Grab that item grandma gave you and give it a new look. While I do my new creation, I’m offering this and more in my online shop.

  • Hand-Painted Chest of Drawers with Vintage Truck by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | available at shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shopping #furniture
    Chest of Drawers ~ $295

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In addition, let’s inspire others to roll up their sleeves and create too. Pin and share to spread the love.

A dated and dark vintage bread box gets dressed up DIY style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #kitchen #storage

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Vintage Goose Laundry Hamper Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You don’t want to miss it. Until next time!
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Also, more vintage bread box makeovers:

Farmhouse Style Repurposed Bread Box turned Charging Station by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comWhat an absolutely adorable idea! Larissa of Prodigal Pieces upcycled a bread box into a pretend play grill set with all the bells & whistles. Take a peek at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #kids #toys #shopping #fun #pretend

Comments

  1. Janet says

    Love early morning quiet time, so productive, minus accumulating daily chaos.

  2. Niki says

    Turned out great!! I think I would cut some wood slats and make it into a mail holder. Our mail sits on the island which just is one big catch all right now. But, I also need a bread box instead of a cheap plastic bin sitting on the counter.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! This one can be wall-mounted too, so that would do just fine. 😀

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    Love it! Now it can take pride of place on any counter!!! 😍

    • Larissa says

      Thank you! It’s headed to it’s new home on Monday. yay!

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