Monday, September 06, 2010

Bread Box Storage

The great thing about participating in Stashbusting September with Robin is that it makes me wind up the wips/ufos too.

This bread box probably sat in my garage for a year (BTW breadboxes are usually very cheap at the thrift store, which is where I got this one and the other two I have). In the spring when I painted something else, I painted it black then it sat until this weekend.

Please disregard the lousy light and tone (the sheet music is creamy, not yellow) but today was dark and dreary and my good camera is gone so I am using my old one.

Sheet music, songbirds, and a bread box make for vitamin and thermometer storage in the kitchen. This looks worlds better than what was there before.

A bluebird in honor of the street we live on (Bluebird St).

A western meadow lark in honor of Kansas the state I grew up in and because there is something compelling about the inverted trill of their song.

A tufted titmouse because it is pretty and none of the other birds in book tickled may fancy except for birds of prey and herons which I thought didn't fit.

It also provides a boost for my tin can lamp.


I am sharing this at:

Beyond The Picket Fence
HookingupwithHoH
Get your craft on Thurs.
Black Kats Design
Hump Day link

26 comments:

  1. Love the birds over music...what a pretty transformation.

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  2. That is so pretty. I love the lamp to.

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  3. It looks great! I really love your tin can lamp too.

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  4. Dude! How gorgeous is that? So, so pretty.

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  5. I love it Melissa! Love the birds over sheet music, pretty and appropriate :)

    I could really do with something this pretty to keep the same kind of stuff in..

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  6. I love music sheets, these look awesome.
    Have a happy Tuesday, Melissa xxooxx

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  7. That turned out so pretty - awesome job !!!

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  8. That is so great and pretty!!!

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  9. Adorable, that really turned out well! What a great breadbox, I like how it isn't just shaped like a big box, but it has some curve to it. Good work.

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  10. That is darling! And oh so pretty.

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  11. Wonderful about the assisted homeschooling. I think you'll have so much fun - you are very creative! Enjoy the adventure.

    PS I'd love to hire a tutor (can't afford a teacher!) to help out with some of the lessons. Maybe one day!

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  12. It looks great and I love the lamp! thanks for your nice comments!

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  14. Nice job on the bread box--It's neat how the selected birds have meaning to you, too!

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  15. You are so Creative! I found you on the Stashbusting linkee. (I'm participating, too:). I'm your newest follower. If you'd like to visit me "my place" is
    www.pitterpatandstickycat.blogspot.com
    Happy Tuesday!

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  16. I love how you used sheet music! The whole thing looks really pretty!

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  17. Melissa that is adorable! What a neat idea, very creative, and easy for others to copy wink wink. Yep Pm'sing and a cold, what a joy I am right now:) Thanks for your opinions, very valued indeed.

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  18. YOu just inspired me to make a chargin station! Thank you. :)

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  19. Pretty! (love that lamp too!)
    ♥hugs♥

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  20. Absolute lovliness...but I'm not surprised to find that on your blog. I love stopping by here for inspiration.

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  21. So very very clever and cute. This looks smashing and the tin can lamp is genius!

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  22. Birds and sheet music...you just can't fail!! :-) It looks so fun and peppy!!

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  23. Very lovely box - beautiful.

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  24. Melissa, that is one of the prettiest makeovers I've ever seen for a breadbox! Of course, I am somewhat prejudice to birds and music. ;)

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  25. nice upcycle, melissa! i see these breadboxes in thrift stores often and never know how I would use them. this is a great idea!

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