Vintage Breadbox Makeover – Painting Therapy

I picked up this vintage bread box quite a few months ago and I planned to give it a makeover for my daughter and her new house but  her kitchen he needs an entire makeover and she doesn’t have room on the counter for it, so I ended up fixing it up for myself to keep.

It was in pretty good condition with just a few dents & dings and a missing  knob so really just needed a new paint job.  

vintage kitchen breadbox makeover

That was a good thing because  this was the first painting project I attempted since my stroke and I couldn’t believe how challenging it was for me!

What should have taken just a few minutes  to complete, turned into a 30-minute project  with a  less than perfect paint job.

I need more practice but I pity the things I find to work on!

Simple country kitchen makeover - Painted breadbox or kitchen appliance storage | www.knickoftime.net

I’ll just consider this painting therapy. It’s cheaper than paying a therapist anyway.:)

But it looks nice in my kitchen and holds several loaves of bread so I’m glad I picked it up after all.

Vintage Breadbox Makeover with Paint- www.knickoftime.net

Wish me luck on the next project I try to tackle!

Vaya con Dios,

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Comments

  1. Looks great! 🙂

  2. Good for you! Back in the saddle! 🙂 I think it looks great. I have been wanting to get a bread box myself, but havn’t come across one yet. Seeing this one, now I won’t give up. 🙂

  3. You are an inspiration Angie! Your breadbox looks beautiful.

  4. Breadbox looks great – you always find the neatest things at yard sales and thrift stores.
    Happy to know that you are back to doing what you love!

  5. Looks beautiful in your kitchen! Happy to see you back at it.

  6. Jennie Mason says:

    You go girl!!

  7. It looks great! So glad your back to painting – you’re right! great therapy and on multiple levels!

  8. It looks beautiful, Angie! Great looking and functional, too! I think that is a great way to do therapy! xo

  9. Angie, The bread box is so lovely. It looks like it was made for your home. My mom had to learn to walk, talk and write again after her stroke. It was a long road for her but she did it. I’m so glad your doing so well.

  10. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Good for you and a great job. I don’t know if your mom ever said this to you but mine use to say, keep trying third time’s the charm.I was pretty impatient as a little girl.It is so good to see a new project and hear from you.xoxo

  11. Just loving this! I was shocked to hear of your stroke. God bless you as you heal!

  12. Looks great Angie and fits right in with your kitchen decor. With your “painting therapy” and great attitude you’re sure to continue to make good progress 🙂

  13. Kim Fiebig says:

    Angie, you are doing awesome! I was diagnoses with early Parkinsons about 5 years ago & I know the feeling when you say about things taking so much longer than it used to. Things that took me 5 minutes take 30 now but you just have to keep going & I can still do the things I love, it just takes me a little longer & I appreciate that Shabby Chic & Prim styles are still in cuz if I make mistakes from an unsteady hand only I know &everyone thinks it was meant to be that way, lol

  14. Angie, I think you did a great job on the breadbox. I was wondering what kind of paint you used.

    I’m glad you are progressing in your recovery. I’m sure it feels like slow going some of the time, but I think the more you can do the things that you enjoy and are able to do the faster your recovery will go. I have a friend who had a stroke and it’s been a year and she is still doing therapy. So it can be a slow process, I know.

    You are in my tho’ts and prayers and just know that all of us who read your blog are pulling for a complete recovery for you.

  15. It’s wonderful to see you back working on projects, Angie. Your bread box turned out beautifully and looks great in your kitchen. Wishing you all the best and hope you’ll get a bit better each day.
    xo Julia

  16. Nicely done Angie and it looks great in your kitchen. So wonderful to see you being able to work on the things you love, even if it takes a little longer. Good therapy mentally and physically. Hugs.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  17. Your bread box looks like it was made for your kitchen, and I think you did a fine job! I could use one that fits that much stuff:) So glad to hear that you are making great progress ~ hang in there and know that you remain in my prayers. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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