Thrift Store: Goodwill in Lafayette , CO. Did you know Goodwill Industries “diverts more than two billion pounds of clothing and household goods every year from landfills by recovering the value in people’s unwanted material goods.” That’s pretty impressive.
Breadbox appearance: decent condition, didn’t need much work.
Reality of the box condition: highly built up gunk, hardware was very worn, wood itself dry and dull, missing the center piece.
First I had to use Scott’s Liquid Gold Cleaner & Preservative to restore the wood. This wood was highly receptive to Liquid Gold, it was a hard wood that has been around for a very long time. This also removed all the gunk the breadbox had acquired.
Light sanding on the front in preparation for paint. A new and fun knob found at Hobby Lobby. Spray painted the hinges copper to add a shimmer. Very fancy scrapbook paper & cardboard were used to fill in the center open space for the final touch.
Breadbox is prepared for it’s date with Bread!
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