I know, who wants to read a post about a breadbox? And I won't lie, that's what this is really about. But it's worth reading...
I always thought that breadboxes were unnecessary on a kitchen counter. Until I married a sandwich-loving man and started packing a factory's-worth of school lunches. Then when my cute counter-top pedestal bowl could no longer hold bagels and bread and rolls and the occasional collection of bite-size snickers, I realized the true value of a breadbox.
I looked for one on ebay and craigslist and goodwill online (love it). Couldn't really find one that appealed to me. I also tried etsy, but only found one breadbox even listed. That one wasn't for me either.
The other day I was at an actual goodwill retail store and found one for $5.
I figured this one could be painted my favorite seafoam green color and I would call it a success.
Then...I changed my mind. I thought that painting the entire door might make it too difficult to slide up and down. So I decided to mod podge.
I primed the entire box and planned to paint the whole thing white and glue some cute scrapbook paper to the slats of the sliding door.
I had to decide on the paper. I thought that scrapbook paper would be easy to apply since it's fairly stiff and wouldn't get stuck in the mod podge. On the other hand, I thought that a pretty wrapping paper would let the sliding door continue to slide easily. When it came down to it, I based this decision on the paper that I liked best.
I ended up choosing this bold black and white print. I cut strips the size of the slats...
I used the mod podge as a glue under the paper and as a sealer on top of the paper.
Since I wanted the design to stay in tact along the door, I had to keep my paper strips in order.
I did this by numbering the strips and applying them in order...
Again, no lies from me: this was a pretty tedious project. Not that it wasn't worth it...I'm just saying...
I got all of the strips glued, along with matching the paper to continue the pattern the entire width of the breadbox.
Then I scratched the white paint plan and went with a glossy black...
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