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DIY Bread Box Makeover

Looking for an amazing and easy DIY project? This bread box transformation is stunning. Amazing modern makeover with just a few simple steps.

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Did you catch my kitchen makeover post? We are renovating our kitchen in a weekend! It’s going to be a huge job and we still aren’t sure if it’s all going to work, lol. But renovating the kitchen means that we need to update a few of our accessories too. Enter the battered old bread box for the DIY bread box makeover…

Battered bread box

I don’t even know where we originally got this bread box, but it now looks like something you could pick up in a thrift store. It wasn’t hard to convince myself that it needed some love.

Interior of the bread box


Homeright Finish Max paint sprayer

Homeright Spray Shelter


Measuring tape

Optional Materials

Sharpie or black paint, OR

Cricut Machine and black outdoor vinyl

Preparing to paint the DIY bread box

How to update your bread box: 

Start by setting up your spray shelter. We just popped ours up in the garage to avoid getting paint on any of our tools. I opted for a paint sprayer for this project instead of paint brushes because the piece has so many edges and crannies—I didn’t want to spend a ton of time digging in and painting and getting paint all over my arms, lol.

Spray gun used to paint the DIY bread box
Filling the spray gun container with paint

Next, fill your paint sprayer‘s pot with the paint of your choice.

Painting the DIY bread box

Before you start using your paint sprayer, use an old piece of cardboard to experiment with. You can adjust the the volume of paint you release, and the spray patterns (horizontal, vertical, and circular). We used the vertical setting. Once you’re ready, spray your piece.

Painting the DIY bread box

When the exterior is dry, open up your paint sprayer and paint the inside of the bread box as well. Each time you stop, make sure to follow the directions and clean your sprayer well.

White painted DIY bread box

It hardly took any time at all to paint this guy! And given the number of corners, nooks, and crannies, I have no doubt that a brush would’ve taken a lot longer! Now I’m itching to use it on a bigger piece… lol.

Now, we can add our pattern!

Image of a Cricut machine

How to add the pattern:

When I was planning out this project, I honestly thought the easiest thing to do would be to cut vinyl using my Cricut machine and and stick it on to make my pattern! The best vinyl for the job is the outdoor vinyl. It sticks very well and is wipeable (which is perfect for the kitchen).

If you want to use your Cricut, you can access my Cricut Design File HERE!!

(you can check out this post to see how to print your Cricut Design Space File!) 

Measuring the DIY bread box

Once you have your vinyl strips cut out, measure all sides of your bread box and put a pencil tick at one inch increments.

Adding vinyl strips to the DIY bread box

Add your cut vinyl pieces across the face and top of your bread box.

Cutting the edges off the vinyl strips

Cut the edges of your strips of vinyl so that they don’t hang off.

Adding vertical vinyl strips to make a grid pattern on the DIY bread box

Once all of your horizontal strips are done, you can add the vertical ones.

Using a pencil to press the vinyl into the grooves of the DIY bread box

I just used a pencil to help me tap the vinyl into any of the divots or cracks. Finish the front and the top, and you’ve got a brand new modern bread box with this DIY bread box makeover!

I didn’t think I was talented enough to use a sharpie or paint, but if you have a steady hand, that’s another great affordable option for adding the modern design!

Completed DIY bread box

What do you think of our new modern bread box makeover? I’m so in love with the crisscross pattern, I want to add it to everything.

Bread sitting in the DIY bread box
Close up image of the DIY bread box with a plant on top

I can’t wait to have this guy on the counter in my new kitchen! What’s the first thing that you would use your paint sprayer on??

Completed DIY bread box
DIY Bread Box Makeover

DIY Bread Box Makeover

Yield: One bread box
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Looking for an amazing and easy transformation project? This DIY bread box makeover is stunning and easy to accomplish with just a few simple steps.


  • Paint
  • Sharpie
  • Vinyl
  • Measuring tape


  • Paint sprayer gun
  • Spray shelter
  • Cricut machine


  1. Put up spray tent to protect your space
  2. Fill spray painter with paint
  3. Paint the bread box as desired
  4. Use Cricut to cut out vinyl strips(if using vinyl)
  5. Measure one inch width for each line and mark with pencil
  6. Apply vinyl(or use sharpie) line
  7. Use pencil to push vinyl into crevices

You won’t want to miss what these MODERN HANDMADE HOME bloggers did with their paint sprayers! 

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*This post was sponsored by Homeright and may contain affiliate links. As always, opinions are 100% my own. For more information, please see my disclosure page.*


Saturday 8th of September 2018

Did you have to thin the paint for the paint sprayer?


Friday 7th of September 2018

Did you water down the fusion paint at all to use it in the paint sprayer?


Sunday 9th of September 2018

We didn't, but you definitely could if you think it's too thick when you try to spray! Or you could use a larger nozzle :)

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Friday 30th of March 2018

I really Love a Breadbox. hahaha wow wonderful!


Friday 30th of March 2018

Aww, thank you so much!

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Friday 30th of March 2018

Love how the breadbox turned out. Thank you for sharing!


Friday 30th of March 2018

Thank you!!

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