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Monday, December 14, 2015

{Trash to Treasure} Goodwill Bread Box Makeover


As promised, the Christmas talk is on hold and I'm back sharing one of my favorite kinds of projects, Trash to Treasure makeovers!

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

It's no surprise that I love thrift shops and looking for good deals.  I'm not afraid to tackle making over a piece that's damaged, dated or just plan ugly.  Most of the items I buy are ones that the average person wouldn't even give a second glance.  They tend to be overlooked and marked down after weeks of not being sold.  These are the pieces I buy and love and these are the ones that make the best Trash to Treasure makeovers!


A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

This is my latest purchase that I just could not resist.  It's a a nasty old bread box that I snatched for $5.00.

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.
The top was damaged and it may have had some questionable stains (eww, gross!) but it was nothing I couldn't fix.
A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

After a good wipe down, I sanded the entire piece then filled the old hardware holes with wood putty.
A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.
I gave it a few coats of white chalk paint and was ready to attach the new hardware until.....
A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.
the stain started bleeding through the paint.  If I even thought this would happen I would have primed the box with Kilz primer first.  I could have always primed over the chalk paint, but I decided to finish the piece with a few light coats of spray paint and all was good.

I also spray painted some leftover gold pulls (bought from D. Lawless Hardware) and wooden knobs, which I added to the front of the box.
A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

I left the little shelf on the inside and covered it in some fun scrapbook paper.

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

I'm still organizing my office and it has a long way to go (hello, empty picture frames!), but it's coming together nicely thanks to many thrift store finds, DIY projects and hand me downs.

A $5.00 Goodwill Bread box gets a specimen cabinet inspired makeover.

Are you catching up?  Here are the latest office/studio projects.


Stay tuned for more projects to come!





23 comments:

  1. That piece is so you, Katie! Love the makeover and the new pretty hardware.

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    1. I know, right? I have a serious addiction to these types of pieces.

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  2. I love it, Katie! And I can't believe you scored it for only $5! The hardware is beautiful and the light distressing is perfect. Can I just say how jealous I am of your workspace!?

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Don't be jealous, you haven't seen the mess piled in the corner and on my desk :)

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  3. LOVE it Katie! The hardware is perfect and that paper, so pretty! SO creative@

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    1. Thanks girl! I can't get enough of those beautiful pulls, I use them everywhere.

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  4. You find the cutest stuff at your Goodwill!!!

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    1. Thanks Emily! Every now and then I get lucky :)

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  5. Oh my goodness...what a great makeover!! And it looks perfect in your office. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That is an amazing "bread box" organizer now! Love it!

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  7. That came out gorgeous! I would never look at that and think bread box.

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  8. I love the vision you had for this little breadbox! It looks so nice! Well done! I hope you have a great day :-) Merry Christmas!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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  9. Oh la la!! This is a gorgeous makeover!! I would have never guessed. Love it!

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  10. I love a good trash to treasure! This ia amazing. I especially like the hardware. I have some of the same drawer pulls from D. Lawless and they really need a home.

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  11. Loove this project. Actually I love your site. I am obsessed with those pulls on the breadbox. Where do you get them. Love the way they look on your pieces!!

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