My son ended preschool last month and one of the things he did with his class was to bake his own bread every Tuesday morning. Each kid got a turn at grinding grain and they each rolled the dough in the shape of their choice. I thought we would continue the tradition this summer and bake our own bread every week. I always wanted to store our bread in an old bread box on our kitchen counters, and when my husband found this wooden box at our neighbor’s antique store, I decided to give it a little makeover.
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I started by painting the wooden box with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Farmhouse White. For the stencil, I simply printed the word BREAD on regular printing paper. I flipped the paper over and traced the backside of each letter with a pencil, applying good pressure.I flipped the paper over again, now with the letters facing up, and taped it to the box.I traced each letter again and the outline I traced on the backside transferred to the box. I used a black Sharpie pen to trace the outline made by the pencil.I filled in the letters with paint. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Typewriter.For a protective coat, I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Tough Coat, which is a non-yellowing sealer.
Voilà! My new bread box ready to store some yummy homemade bread. I think it looks pretty good next to my antique french bread board…If you would like to purchase a bread box instead of making over an old one, I have included the cutest farmhouse style bread boxes I could find on Amazon.
Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!