October 15, 2011

$1.25 Breadbox Make-over


I found this breadbox at a yard sale a while back for only a $1, I knew it had potential.
{ In the background is the remains of my storage building after a tree fell on it.}

First, I removed the wooden pull from the front lid, then I primed both it and the breadbox. Next, I painted some areas with green craft paint and then rubbed candle wax over them so they would show through after distressing. I then painted the exterior with Behr "Country White" satin paint. Once the top coat was dry, I then sanded over the areas that I had painted green, as well as the edges, to give a nice distressed finish.

I had also picked up some wood appliques at another yard sale for $.25 each.  I loved the diamond shaped one, and thought it would add just the right amount of shabby, so I painted both it and the pull, then glued the pull onto the center of the applique. I then lightly sanded them to give them the same distressed finish.

I think that was just the extra touch it needed to give it that punch of character. What do you think?

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Kammy's Korner said...

SUPER CUTE!!!! You did an amazing job! I think it's the exact same breadbox I just posted a makeover on last week! However, I gotta admit - I like you're much better!!!! Thanks so much for linking up on Kammy's Korner! See you next week at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays.

Jackie said...

I love the transformation. It looks great. The applique really adds a great accent to it.

Janel from NellieBellie said...

I sooo need to try out wax on furniture...I haven't yet and you have inspired me!

Anonymous said...

Yuck before and awesome after....perfect job. I noticed the same off/white bowl in one picture. I have 4 of these and love them.