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.
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!
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.
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.
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!