French Country Bread Box
So, I found this little lovely while out thrifting and have a very hard time passing over a solid piece that is easy to refinish and turn into something else. I am gluten-free so I don’t eat bread, and my family eats very little. The need for a functional bread box was not there, but the need for a….
new home for this pile of wires was very obvious. This has been bugging me for about 3 1/2 years, basically ever since we moved into our home and our chargers landed in the corner of the kitchen. I was pregnant with our son (#3 of 4) and I really didn’t care at the time, just needed to unpack and try not to go into labor while moving. Why do we move when we are pregnant? Not sure. I have moved during three of my pregnancies, and it has been equally enjoyable each time. So, here they sat, in a jumbled, dusty, mess. Each week I lifted the basket and dusted under them. So when this little bread box came home and sat on my workbench for a couple weeks, I knew what I would turn her into.
Now, in my haste, I did not take a ton of pictures for this tut so you will have to use your imagination based upon the amazing written descriptionn I am providing…lol 🙂
I used an heirloom white satin spray paint, and did a few coats, allowing each to dry well before applying the next. I cut out an area for cords in the back (it’s not a perfect cut but it faces the wall…who cares!) Added a stencil to the front in a light charcoal with acrylic paint, and used a fine sandpaper all over once it was dry.
That’s right, I was feeling a bit impatient and did not feel like painting the inside. I’m lazy like that sometimes, and we craft and create because it is fun, not because it is supposed to be perfect. So actually, I am liberating all lazy crafters out there by taking a stand (and saving some time and spray paint) and not painting the inside.
And, this is how it turned out! I really like the softness of the charcoal paint instead of black which I usually use. This was super easy and I have rescued the corner of my kitchen from a future of jumbled wires and dust.
It does not have to turn out perfect for it to be fabulous, happy creating and dig around in your garage this weekend. You never know what you might find that is ready for a good old-fashioned face-lift.
Hugs, Tanya 🙂
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