Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Anotha' Stinkin' Breadbox?!?

Another bread box?
Yup. Its MINE this time though. . . Happy Mother's Day to ME :D

I really liked the way the other bread box went for my mom and I decided I was a little jealous. I found this one at the DI. . . it was marked $5.00 and I paid $6.00 for my mom's so I was already feeling better about the whole thing.

Uhh. . . yeah. . . THIS one needed a little more help though. .

I started taking it appart to sand and repaint but when I popped the the little plastic/glass window thing out, I just about lost my lunch. I actually took a pic of what was hiding around the creases but I've decided not to post it. . . .trust me. . . it was NASTY. I didn't even want to try and wash it. . . OH MY!!
I had some issues with the paint too. I didn't prime it (should have probably) and it took 4 coats to get the red so it was decent.

I liked the existing hardware so I washed them (BLEACH!!) really good and screwed them back in place.


My buddies up at Bennets Paint and Glass gave me a screamin' deal on a new piece of glass for my little goodie. They cut it right there in the shop and it seriously took all but 2 minutes. I ended up buying a glass cutter ($3.89) while I was there so I could attempt to slice my hand off doing it myself next time. ;)

Wanna know a tip? Dip your glass cutter in a little bit of motor oil and it will run across the glass easier and give you a better cut. (Bennets hooked me up with that little tidbit as well)


Don't mind the little finger prints on the glass. I should have cleaned it before I took the pic but I have a house full of kids and I'm sure it will be that way most of the time. Who has time to wipe everything down 50+ times a day?!?

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Southern Loves said...

You've been awarded over on my blog!! You always do such a great job!! My husband LOVE thrifting!! :-D

Chris, Kristina, Nathan and....Audrey! said...

I just found your blog and love it!! I read about the breadbox you did for your mom and loved it! And I like the one you did for yourself even more!!! Now I must find one of my very own :)

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

Jackie I love it!! I think I need one! Maybe I'll check out our good will and see if they have one I can re-do.

Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday. I get so excited every time I see that you have linked a project. Keep 'em comin'!!

Brit said...

Dang Mamma...you are a busy bee. I love your projects, you inspire me to do more and more and more :)

Life in Rehab said...

I hope you don't mind that the fact that the glass was so disgusting you replaced it is making me chortle! Been there, done that.

Jackie said...

It probably wouldn't have been so bad if it was real glass to begin with. It was some kind of plasticy-safety glass that was way belong the help of some warm soapy water. Hahaha. I am all about cleaning things up a little bit and making them better but that little thing was down right gross and dirty and there was no way I could have brought myself to actually put my bread close to it knowing what was growing on that thing. . . . yukkkkk

Sadie said...

Oh...I want one!! Watch for one for me when you are out hunting.

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

This is so cool! I'm going to look around for one! I would have never thought of doing this! Thanks for stopping by Mommy Monologues!

kimmykats said...

I think there is one of these somewhere in my basement "store". Great job!