Monday, January 24, 2011

My Funky Breadbox

Funky Junk Interiors hosted a What is it? Junk Link Party a few days ago and I didn’t join in because I thought that I didn’t have anything that would qualify.  Everything I have is easy to tell just what it is when you look at it.  Then, today, as I was in the kitchen I realized I had just the thing!

I bought this at a thrift store about a year ago.  It is actually an old plastic sewing chest from the 70s.  It was a funky avocado green color until I spraypainted it heirloom white and distressed it a little.  It once had a handle on top but now it’s missing.  I love the scrollwork on the sides and top and the shape of it.


Now it is my breadbox.  See, if you look inside,  you can still see the green!  


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  1. oh I LOVE it. funky but oh so cool!!!

  2. Too cute!! The one I have is the old wooden one my grandmother had!! I am going to keep my eye out now!

  3. i love it. i could really use this...

  4. Oh my goodness, I bought one of these things and have been wondering what to do with it, I love it as a breadbox. Mine still has the handle too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Oh my gosh does that bring back memories! My mother had (still has, I believe), the same one! It had this little divided shelf like drawer with a handle that sat down in it too. I love the way you've repurposed it and given it a new life. Brilliant!

  6. Wow! I am totally impressed. This is so cute!

  7. I have been looking for a bread box to have on the counter that looks fab not some ugly metal thing. You are so clever! I love this and the color is great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I'm dating myself here BUT I had one just like a funky beige. Yours looks SO much better!

  9. What a great idea. My mom had one of these but it was brown. Don't know what happened to it but it sure made a great breadbox.

  10. You did a great makeover on this box. It looked nice either way you used it. I see you and I enjoy the same kind of bread.

  11. I love it but I probably would have sewing/quilting stuff in it!

  12. Oh what a great idea! I had one of these, and got rid of it. Darn, Darn!!


  13. Such an original use for it! Looks great

  14. Ha! You gotta love that green! Our entire kitchen was that color when I was a kid. So many memories. :)
    I hope you can join my link party going on today. Each entry means your eligible for $130 to CSN!
    Have a great day!

  15. Ohmigosh! This is AMAZING! I just totally ADORE it! I would be delighted if you would link up your project at my VIP party today =)

  16. I love it, I bet you smile every time you grab a piece of bread. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  17. I actually have one of these in my garage!! My late husband used it to hold supplies for his aquarium. Off to find it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. How clever you are! That turned out great! laurie