Apparently my version of playing Pokemon Go is just spray painting things. Has your social media exploded with this too? In my world, transforming a $5 thrift store find into something awesome is the equivalent of catching a Mewtwo (and yes, I had to look that up… I can’t hang with the cool crowd).
(Does anyone else find it hilarious that we grown-ups want coloring books now and our kids want laptops? Just me? Okay.)
The other day though I decided this $5 bread box needed to come home with me because… we like bread and we have a new kitchen, so why not?
For a while, I’d been seeing these pretty vintage enamel bread boxes in farmhouse style boutique shops for around $50-60. I even spotted them in a few episodes of Fixer Upper.
So, I set out to attempt the look on my sad looking thrifted bread box with spray paint for this month’s round of Trash to Treasure Tuesday. And I was mostly able to use items I already had since it only required very basic supplies.
Supplies Used: (Affiliate links are provided below for convenience. For more information, see my full disclosure here.)
- Rust-Oleum Hammered black spray paint
- Valspar gloss white spray paint
- 1 sheet of card stock (run through your printer using this printable stencil I made)
- Utility knife
- Black acrylic craft paint
- Painter’s tape
- 1 artist’s brush
I spray painted the entire bread box first with two coats of the black spray paint and let dry.
Using the painter’s tape, I taped off the edges of the bread box where I would later want the black showing. Then, I applied two coats of the gloss white spray paint and let dry.
I printed my stencil I’d made in Picmonkey and cut out my letters using a utility knife. Then just taped the letters where I wanted them onto the bread box.
I applied the black acrylic paint with the artist’s brush using a dabbing motion to try and prevent the paint from bleeding under the stencils. (If I had letter stickers, this step would have been more crisp and even easier to use like I did with the painter’s tape, but I couldn’t find any that were the right size.)
Once I peeled the stencils off, voila! Simple and easy.
It definitely didn’t turn out totally perfect, but the vintage enamel look isn’t supposed to be perfect anyway. And considering my bread box turned out to be $9 total as opposed to the $50-60 for the real deal enamel ones, I’d say it’s still a win.
I think I have a major crush on black vintage lettered decor since I seem to have it all over our kitchen now. That was a total accident and not even planned.
Yay for thrift store junk turned boutique farmhouse decor! And also carbs. Carbs are really something to celebrate. 😉
Now, if you need me, I’ll be over here catching Pokemon on my phone and doodling in my adult coloring book. Just kidding. I’ll probably just be spray painting something in my garage like I always do.
You can check out all of the other Trash to Treasure transformations from my other T2T gal pals below too:
See the afters (clockwise from top left):
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