Painted Bread Box

Are you on the furniture painting bandwagon yet? I totally am!

Remember my painted high chair? I’m still patting myself on the back over it.

Well, I thought you guys might also enjoy this painted bread box. It just might be my favorite thing in my kitchen.

How to Paint a Bread Box

I’ve always loved the look of a bread box. Old and new they are just super cute on the kitchen counter. Don’t you agree? I’ve seen some really cute ones at Target (of course) but I never actually purchased one, probably because I spend my whole budget at the dollar spot. ha! It all worked out perfectly because, awhile ago I came across one at my local thrift store!  You bet, I scooped that baby up in a heart beat!

painted thrifted bread box

It was filthy and grimy but at $2.00 it looked perfect to me. There isn’t much a coat of paint can’t fix and I just knew this one could be gorgeous! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this soon to be beauty.

So, about the paint. I used Cece Caldwell paint, which I love because when it comes time to distress you just have to used a damp cloth and the paint just comes right off, leaving a perfectly distressed look. Love it.

I made a stencil using my Silhouette Cameo to paint on the word “bread” in grey.

I distressed the whole thing (using a damp cloth) and sealed it with clear wax.

How to Paint A Bread Box

I didn’t paint the inside but I did add a piece of burlap as a liner. I’m using it to store my coffee essentials. I love that now I can hide my canisters but keep them accessible. You can see how I made those etched glass canisters here.

How to Paint A Bread Box

Here’s one last look. Not too shabby huh? Paint makes a world of difference for this painted bread box doesn’t it? I sure do love it!

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  1. Chelsea, you manage to make everything look new and stylish. I would’ve passed up that goodwill find, but you saw its potential!

  2. You have done a great job updating the breadbox. I recently painted one turquoise and I’m using it in our family room office area for cord storage.

  3. Found you from the PoP Party! Such a cute idea,, and what a find! I love the lettering on the top

  4. I am totally on the chalkboard paint bandwagon! I feel like everything in my upcoming wedding is going to have chalkboard paint on it in some way or another…haha. I will, however have to look into that distress paint– it looks awesome!

  5. oh my goodness, I love this! I have been on the lookout for a bread box like that at all the local thrift shops, but have not been so lucky. Looks Great!

  6. My mom recently passed on her breadbox to me and it looks similar to this one. It has been sitting under my desk for awhile now, while I have pondered what to do with it. Now I know! Thanks!

  7. I recently bought one second hand too fr value village…almost identical but it has a pullout cutting board! I’ve never painted anything before so I’m looking for your advice on the best way to go about redoing it! And also safe to use with food…I want to paint it the same colour as my kitchen cupboards they are 2 tone oak and burgundy TIA! Also wondering if u sanded your breadbox first before painting. Thx

    1. I gave it a light sanding before painting. With chalk paint that’s really not necessary but mine was just really yucky so a light sand got the gunk off. 🙂