This bread box makeover is perfect for extra kitchen storage, a coffee bar station or a family charging station!
This bread box makeover came to me on a whim. My sister was visiting from out of state and I had to run to the thrift store to hunt for something I needed on a different project. She doesn’t frequent thrift stores so she was game to load up and tag along…along with my three kiddos and one of hers. We had so much fun, they all tried on heels and played with random kitchen items. When I saw this old bread box for $3, I knew I had to have it. The 1980’s cornflower blue had to go, but the bread box itself was sturdy and clean. This post contains affiliate links, that means should you make a purchase I may receive a small commission, thank you!
A bread box is the perfect way to hide kitchen counter clutter. For now I am using it as a mini coffee station. Coffee is a big deal in my mornings and I have a little spot with sugar, sweetener and tea bags that I have been looking to change up.
If this bread box doesn’t stay on as a coffee bar then it would be the PERFECT family charging station, especially since my kiddos are getting to that stage of burning up phone and iPad batteries, plus they aren’t allowed to keep them in their room at night, so this little storage solution is perfect. (If you need a family phone charging station I recommend searching for a box like this and then drilling a hole with a paddle drill bit in the back, large enough to slide an extension cord/multi-plug cord in through the back.)
Bread Box Makeover Supplies
Homemade chalky paint in your fav colors
High Gloss Clear Acrylic Craft Paint
Gorilla Glue – they have this new product I LOVE!
Depending on the type of box you get, decide on a color scheme and paint your box. I love using my homemade chalky paint in Sherwin Williams Pearly White and Caviar. I popped off the little plastic scene and painted the box inside and out.
Next, I put a few coats of black on the plastic sign to hide the sweet little 90’s farm motif. Using my Cricut I cut a one time use stencil out of contact paper, making sure the word would fit on my freshly painted sign. Boulangerie is French for Bakery, I feel so fancy with a little French thrown around the house 😉Once my stencil was cut I delicately placed it on the sign, making sure it was centered and straight then put two coats of the same white from the box over the words. Remove your stencil quickly after your second coat so it doesn’t completely dry in place. You may need to touch up some words with a fine bristle brush.
Once the label was dry I coated it with a high gloss clear acrylic to give the sign more of an enameled feel. Then I secured it back on the box with Gorilla Glue. If your box doesn’t have a sign like this you could either make one, or paint directly on the box.
I’d love to hear if you have a bread box storage idea I didn’t think of, or if you have a bread box makeover to share…show me in the comments. I love to see your projects! If you are interested in joining a fun group on Facebook where you can see lots of upcycled makeovers and DIY ideas, plus share your projects and ask questions to a group of fellow DIY lovers then please come join the conversation here: Make It New Facebook Group. I’d love to chat with you over there too! Have a great week friend.
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