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Bread Box Makeover

I grabbed this bread box from the thrift store.  It screamed at me, “Fix me up and make me pretty!”  It’s all wood with a glass window that has 1983 printed on it.  It’s age was apparent but not any more!
What did I do, exactly, you might ask?
-Took the knob, window, knob and hinges off.
-Sanded all surfaces to bare wood.
-Painted door creme.
-Stained box with Minwax Grey Stain.
-Sanded lightly.  Sanded edges of door to bar wood.  Rubbed grey stain VERY lightly on creme door and edges.
-Painted 2 coats of Polyurethane on all sides.
-Scrubbed hinges with steel wool.
-Cleaned window.
-Added new tabs to hold window (now removes easily for cleaning).

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  • Reply Brooke Romney


    May 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Karen Kiddy

    Would you sell?

    May 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Dani

    I'm sorry.. I sold it quickly after I fixed it up! 🙂

    May 6, 2016 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Sham

    OMG, I just found an exact same box from an estate sale but mine is from 1984. I want to make it over to but am afraid of chemical smell. I

    June 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Dani

    Wow what are the odds that you found my blog?! There are very low odor wood products, latex paint that says low VOC! GOOD LUCK!!

    June 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Sham

    Thanks Dani!! I will def try that!! 🙂 glad to have found ur post through Pinterest!!

    June 5, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply K train

    It’s 2022 and I found same box at Goodwill…debating on to refurbish or not..

    March 31, 2022 at 7:42 am
    • Reply danicarby

      Ha! Do it!

      May 19, 2023 at 7:10 am

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