Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Before and After - Breadbox


Last week while out on a round of chasing yard sales,
 
I came across a breadbox.


It's quite a solid little piece.
A small but gorgeous little piece of cabinetry.
A makeover was definitely needed.


So with a shower from my little can of aqua spraypaint,
a bit of exfoliating with 200 grit sandpaper,
and a couple of massages with clear wax,
she was transformed.

The knob got a splash of Oil Rubbed Bronze.





I'm still learning just where to distress,
but think I'm getting the hang of it.



Aqua makes me happy!






I just love that small pieces can be made with details that can go into large furniture!
Rolltops on desks and boxes have always been a favorite of mine.


You can find this in our shop.
The Old Block House
Off to tackle the next project!








61 comments:

  1. Love this makeover! I've been using the aqua color quite a bit too :-)

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  2. I love the blue!!! Oh, that is so cute! I recently painted a bench buttery yellow for my kitchen, and have been telling hubby that something bright blue would really accent it well. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Following you from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop! I hope you'll follow back. Stop by and say hi!

    Mandi
    boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

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  3. cute.
    following from time 4 mommy community
    http://lifewith4girls.blogspot.com

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  4. Excellent job. I love that aqua. It's so chic.

    I'm a new follower. It will be great if you can visit my blog at http://sweetvintagelady.com

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  5. Love that blue!! and now I'm thinking my kitchen is missing a bread box - must find one for myself!

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  6. great job! I am now following your fun blog! I would love a follow back if you have a chance!
    Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com

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  7. Love that job on the bread box!

    I'm here from ChicknSavvy Blog Hop. Come on over and follow me back.
    http://royalegacy.blogspot.com

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  8. Absolutely LOVE the bread box make-over!!! Great job! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  9. My name is Roxie. I live in Texas. I have that same bread box. I have had it more than 30 years. Mine says 'bread' on the front but other wise it is the EXACT same bread box. I got mine as a Christmas gift from my brother so I treasure it. It could use a make over. Maybe I need to go hunting some spray paint. Thanks for sharing your make over. I am inspired.

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  10. Cute makeover!
    Following you via Taming Tuesday blog hop. Now following on GFC. Stop by and visit.

    http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/
    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the blue! It's amazing what a bit of paint can do! Did a bit of painting myself at home - it's so therapeutic, no wonder you're looking for your next project! Here's my DIY if you fancy a peek :-)

    http://hongkongbadger.blogspot.com/2011/07/spot-of-diy.html

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  12. What a great job! Gorgeous!!Love that blue. Thanks for sharing this lovely makeover.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  13. It looks fabulous. I love the color. Hugs, Marty

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  14. I am so glad to see this post. I bought a breadbox like this (says Bread on the front) a few months ago at Goodwill and just can't decide what to do to it. Thanks for the inspiration!
    By the way, did you paint inside also? Mine has a fabric backing on the back of the roll top and I thought about using some cute fabric there.
    So glad you shared at Savvy Southern Style!

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  15. I love the aqua blue breadbox! It's gorgeous!

    Dee

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  16. Nice makeover...great color, too

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  17. Wow, that color is super vibrant! Great makeover:)

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  18. Love that color! It's so fun and happy. Don't you just love what a little paint can do? You did a great job with the distressing, too. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to link up anything you made/did/bought Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

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  19. Love the color! So bright & fun!

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  20. Very nice! What a fun, bright color! I never have the patience to do those kinds of projects!

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  21. I am pinning this! I love how the color turned out.

    Thanks so much for joining our Mingle With Us Blog Hop, I look forward to following each other's blogs:)

    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  22. Love this! I was just telling hubs a couple days ago that I would like a bread box. I'm hopping over and following too, from the hop. Have a great evening.

    http://mccormickmadness.com

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  23. Hi! I’m following your blog and wanted to invite you to my blog hop. Come add your blog when you get a chance if you haven’t already. Hope you are having a Sweet Week.

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  24. Following on GFC from bloghop, pls check out my site @ www.freesocial2011.blogspot.com

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  25. Love the aqua on the breadbox! I'm moving to your town so I can paint - it's so hot here, I have to paint after 9:00 p.m. when the temps go down below 90. Tomorrow, 104 - yow! Thanks for sharing your breadbox beauty with us at the Thrifty Groove.

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  26. Great color! I'm your newest follower from Spearmint baby and would love it if you would visit Dropped Stitches and follow back ;)

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  27. Super cute and I love the color!

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  28. I love this and I have this color. Been trying to get the nerve to paint my patio table top. Now I have it!!! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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  29. Love it! I picked up a can of spray paint last night- just a little lighter than your aqua to rehab a cheap picture frame.

    The big project I'm working up the nerve to tackle is an ugly china cabinet.

    (Found you via the Alexa Blog Hop on Spearmint Baby!)

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  30. Love the color. Are you going to use it as a bread box or repurpose it for something else?

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  31. What a great find! Love the color! thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  32. Oh I am in love with that breadbox! Your makeover turned out great. I am seeing that color everywhere ! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  33. What a fun redo! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

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  34. I love the color you used, turned out wonderfully!! ~April

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  35. Very cute! Love that color! Thanks for linking it up at HSH!
    Sherry

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  36. It turned out very nice. I bought my first piece of furniture last week - a buffet. I can't wait to prime and paint it! :)

    Visiting from the Alexa hop. Nice to "meet" you.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Come say hi anytime - LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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  37. Linking up and following from the Weekend Blog hop! Love your site! What a beautiful color on the bread box!

    I'm at http://waitingforherwings.blogspot.com

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  38. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity here and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

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  39. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

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  40. Beautiful, the color is gorgeous!

    I'm helping you lower your Alexa rank!

    http://becauseitsfuntowin.blogspot.com/

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  41. Can we say "amazing"?! Lovin' the blue!! Great job!

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  42. I love this! I am a new follower. I would love it if you stopped by and became my newest one!
    Have a great day!

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway right now!

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  43. That is gorgeous now!!! Cindy

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  44. Love the color. :) Following from I Heart Naptime link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog {if you haven‘t already!}. Hope to see you there.

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  45. What a great makeover!! Aqua is quickly becoming one of my faves, too!

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  46. I'm stopping by from the Alexa hop. Please come by mine, too!

    Have a good day!

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  47. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

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  48. Congrats! You've been featured on Fabulousity Friday! Come check it out & pick up your award at: http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/07/fabulousity-friday-6.html

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  49. Personally, I think anything looks better painted turquoise but it really did transform your breadbox. It's so pretty now! Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

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  50. Pretty! Thanks for sharing it on Moms by Heart ;)

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  51. Love it. Great transformation. Thanks so much for linking up last week. Hope to see you this thursday!

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  52. Love that! I have a grubby little bread box sittin' in my garage! She needs help! DIY to the rescue! Thanks for the post, Old Black House! Your newest follower, Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com Hope you will stop by, too!

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  53. Looks fantastic:-)
    Andrea

    Following from Thankful Thursday!

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  54. I love the transformation you've made with this breadbox!!!

    Just want to let you know that I shared this breadbox on our Facebook Fan Page!

    Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you'll join us again this week for another edition of What's Up Wednesdays!

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