Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I have been looking for the perfect bread bin for ages. Not too fussy or anything, all I wanted was for it to be made of solid wood, painted duck-egg blue, with a brass cup handle and front-opening rather than top-opening so that with our limited counter space I could store things on top of it too.

There are some lovely blue options out there such as Nigella Lawson's bread bin which retails in Australia at $179 or the gorgeous Norwegian Blue bread bin from Ella's Kitchen Company which retails at 127 pounds, neither of these were exactly what I wanted however and way too expensive so I decided to try a little DIY project.

It took a while to find the perfect bread bin to "renovate". I passed up on several shiny roll-front versions, too much sanding, and painting them would be a nightmare. Then finally, at the rummage sale I visited with my Dad when he was here, I bought a nice plain little pine bread bin for only $3!

Add a sample pot of Dulux "Tanzing" for $9 (Mitre 10), a brass cup handle for $5 (Bunnings), a little elbow grease and a lot of cursing and ta daaa, I have my perfect bread bin for under $20!

I am having some chipping issues where it closes at the top so will need a good few more layers of sealant but I LOVE how it looks!


Eleni said...

I love it too, what a great re-style!

Hello Vintage said...

Great job, looks fantastic. I love those handles.