Bread Box

Up-cycled  Bread Box

I am so excited to share my first publication in Mixed-Up Magazine. Squeal.



The original bread, I picked up at a thrift sale. I new I wanted to alter it in some way to go in my new kitchen . It was very plain and there was really nothing  exciting about it.


I started with a couple coats of gesso, just to prime the base of my project.


I added some subtle texture with a stencil and brushed on some gesso.


I sporadically applied through the whole box.


After it dried,  I choose my earthy colours to match my kitchen. I also used and iridescent medium to help blend the colours.



Lots of blending and I did add a little water to the palette to assist with the blending of the colours.


I added a mould to the handle for some extra details.


I raided my stash of thrift sale finds and buys and my costume jewelry to start adding all of the details.


I wanted to add some texture around the composition so I added a thick layer of graphite paste,  also to help hold the pieces in place while they dried.


I used antique spoons, and knives. Handles from my old kitchen cupboards and old jewelry, from various necklaces, earrings an bracelets.



After letting it set over night. I applied a thick layer of white gesso around each of the focal points.


I choose some colours that would match but still make the center points pop. I dry brushed a various colours from a copper colour, deep purple to black and gold.


After all of my highlighting was done it was time to blend the focal points back into the bread box base. I got out the same colours I used originally and began blending again with dry brushing with some hogs hair brushes.


Enjoy the finished project.






img_1852I love the look that I achieved with the alteration, I think it stands out. And it works perfect with all of my other actin my kitchen.


Thank you for stopping  by today, I hope you enjoyed my creative process.



Liquitex: Acrylic Color Basic Gold, Acrylic Color Basic Bronze, Basics Iridescent Medium.

Amsterdam: Expert Acrylic Burnt Umber, Expert Acrylic Light Oxide Red

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil.

Prima: Vintage Trinkets Roses, Junkyard findings Typo Bulbs 2, Art Extravagance Texture Paste Graphite, Art Basics Heavy Body Gel, Art Extravagance Art Stones, Art Basic Soft Matte Gel, IOD Vintage Moulds Baroque 6, Baroque 5, Art Basics Heavy Gesso White, Art Basics Heavy Gesso Black, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Steampunk Copper, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Black Berry.

Paper Blooms, Various Metal Adornments, Costume Jewelry, Antique Silverware, Bread Box.

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8 Responses to Bread Box

  1. Mary Reppe says:

    WOW! You’ve made something really unique and Spectacular. Totally blown away

  2. Torsa saha says:

    It’s brilliant!!! The way you transform the box is just amazing!! Loved it !!

  3. I love it! You’ve turned it into truly something one-of-a-kind!

  4. Fliss says:

    I love this Heather and it’s so beautifully aged and altered too and looks lovely in your kitchen. Love it in the Mixed Up mag too and was wondering how you made it. Thanks for sharing.
    Fliss xx

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