The breadbox project

I grew up in the ’80s, and when I was a kid we always had a breadbox on our countertop. It provided a nice, dark space to store baked goods (and kept them fresher for longer) plus helped to keep the counter clutter-free. As an adult, I could never find a box that suited my tastes (thanks to the ’80s orange and green theme from my childhood), but I loathed the fact that I stored all of my baked goodies in an upper cabinet by the stove. Enter my penchant for yard sales and DIY projects :).

Last weekend I scored a sweet (albeit, uninspired) oak breadbox at a neighbourhood yard sale for a measly $2. I had visions of making it fit with my grey, black and white backsplash and black appliances, and thought a quick update would fit the bill. I picked up some glossy black craft paint at my local dollar-esque store for $2.50 (not everything is a dollar in dollar-esque ville) and found brushed nickel cabinet pulls that matched my existing ones for only $4.99 at the hardware store. So for less than $10, I give you the great breadbox project!

The original oak breadbox.

The original oak breadbox.

Tools of the trade.

Tools of the trade.

After one coat of glossy paint, it still needed some work.

After one coat of glossy paint, it still needed some work.

The finished product!

The finished product!