A thrift shop, tired, old, dirty, wooden breadbox, with its glass missing, gets a much needed makeover on my blog today.
After scrubbing the breadbox thoroughly inside and out, I painted the inside of the breadbox to freshen it up with a light gray satin Pittsburgh Paint that I had on hand.
Next I gave the old breadbox two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Pure White". At this point I still didn't realize that I had the breadbox upside down. This was the way they had the breadbox sitting on the shelf at the thrift shop.
I applied a coat of clear wax and then distressed the piece with sandpaper. This cuts down on the chalk dust from sanding. The wooden flower applique was ordered online from D Lawless Hardware. I painted it with "Pure White" as well, and distressed it a bit.
I also added a piece of my 1/2" chicken wire to the cover hole with a staple gun.
Another coat of ASCP clear wax, and my tired old thrift shop breadbox takes on shabby farmhouse style.
Another thrift shop makeover from Organized Clutter!