Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Plant, Animal, Mineral?

Remember that game? In our family, 20 Questions always started with that one question: Is it plant, animal, or mineral?

The second question: Is it bigger than a breadbox?

My entire childhood, I thought, "Well, how big IS a breadbox? And who owns one of those things anyhow???"

Well, now we do. I hit up Goodwill this afternoon with the kids just because I was in the mood to see if I could spot a few items I've been craving. And a breadbox wasn't one of those items, but when I saw this old-school beauty (ha ha) I had to buy him. It helped that he cost less than $5.

What can I say? I am a sucker for that window. And now that we have 2 kids, which means 4 people each with their own bread preferences, I'm also sick of trying to figure out where to store all those loaves. So now I have my answer.

The makeover literally took me less than an hour tonight. And it needs a touch up, but I'm pretty excited about how it looks. I simply removed the front panel and spray painted this sucker white, then when it was dry I reattached the front panel. These pictures are not the best quality (low light and no flash), but they cover the general idea.

You can see in the picture above where the front got a bit dinged in the process, but it should be an easy touch up. And for $3.99 I can deal with that.
I scored some other goodies as well, notably an adorable blue dress and purple top for Luca, a shirt for me, 4 Ball Jars earmarked for various purposes, and this silver candleholder. I think it would be beautiful with a single bloom in it (I'm thinking sweet peas from my mom's front yard) but for now it's sporting a white taper:


And then there's this beast, which is similar in style and identical in color to another wall piece we already own. I already hung it where our painted tile from Mexico used to be (the adhesive on the back of that came detached, so it's on the counter - amazingly still in 1 piece - while I figure out what to do with it next), but I'm not 100% in love with the way it looks where it is.

I also found one of the specific things I went searching for, but the paint on it's drying so pictures of that will come later. (Hint: it relates to the happy little guys at the bottom of this post.) And it all cost less than $27. Here's to spending less and making someone else's trash into my (almost) treasure!

1 comment:

Crystal said...

We have a bread box too. Except, we keep the bread on top of it, and candy IN it.


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