Monday, April 30, 2012

Bread box turned (polka dot) sewing storage box

Do you ever buy something because it’s cute, but have NO clue what you’re going to do with it? That is how I got this bread box.. My Mom bought it from a thrift store. Although at the time I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, I knew I could find SOME use for it. :)

After brainstorming for a while, and looking online to see what other “Bread box to..” projects had been done (most people convert them into charging stations for their phones/Ipod/etc.) I decided that I would use mine to store all of my sewing tools.

So, here is the before..
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LOVED the color, but wasn’t in love with the plain-ness. :)

And here it is now..
bread box to sewing storage box

Adorable, right!?

All it took was some vinyl and my Cricut to cut out the circles. :)
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Here are some shots of the inside..
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Inside is my ruffler foot that my boss GAVE me (hence, her name is one it..ha!), Rotary cutter, fabric scissors, elastic, velcro, Fabri-tac, seam rippers, needles, and some Heat ‘N Bond.

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So what do you think? It came with some canisters, as well. I am having a debate (with myself..lol!) as to whether or not I should give them a dotty transformation as well.. Hmm… :)

28 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm always afraid of polka dots because I'm afraid I won't line them up right. Yours look great....did you measure a line to make them even?

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  2. Super Super Cute!! Great job girl! Canister Dot it up! Why not!!!???!! I love it!

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  3. Katy,

    This is super cute. I hope you high-fived your mom for this awesome find. And I love the polka dots, very retro.

    I'm visiting from the Weekend Wrap up party. I would love it if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  4. Your box turned out great! Its funny my bread box stores all of my Scentsy and tart candles.... I need to paint mine and add something fun to it too. Love that I found this. I am pinning it!
    xoxo
    Heather
    www.HeatherlyLoves.com
    NEWEST FOLLOWER

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  5. Great idea! I have a similar box that I think would work for this. Thanks for sharing. Megan

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  6. This looks so fun with its polka dot makeover! I've never seen a metal bread box before. Love it!

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  7. Now that's thinking outside the box! I love the polka dots!

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  8. How adorable! And I absolutely love the color of the box as well. Great job!

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays, going on now through Wednesday! Hope to see you there!
    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/05/martha-monday-link-up-party.html

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  9. Well aren't you clever. I'm a sucker for polka dots!

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  10. This is a great project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party?

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  11. This is adorable! I am a sucker for polka dots! : ) I would love to have you share this at my party! Look forward to seeing you there!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2012/05/craft-and-tell.html

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  12. Great repurpose!! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share, featuring you in tomorrow's party.

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  13. Katy this is awesome! I love it!
    I'd love if you'd link this up to my link party going on now! My readers would LOVE it too!

    http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/05/spotlight-saturday-13.html

    XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  14. Katy, very smart with the polka dots, when I first saw the box I thought it was painted, it looks really nice, I personally are a polka dots fan.

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  15. Adorable!!! I shared it on my TT&J FB page :)

    xoxox

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  16. YOUR TALENT IS FEATURED IN COMS- SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT TALENT SHOW. hugs, jen

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  17. I absolutely adore this breadbox makeover. Any thoughts about changing the white dots to red? Could be really cute!

    Have a look at my blog at http://intolerabledollhouse.com/

    Ashley

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  18. What a great transformation, I love polka dots!

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  19. What a GREAT idea!! I do all my crafting on our kitchen table so something like this in the kitchen would really be perfect! Newest follower!

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  20. Soo stinkin' fabulous! I have a bread box ... Totally need to do this! Pinning!!

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  21. Great idea! Love the little update!

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  22. That is super cute!!! I love it... and yes... go for the canisters too!

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  23. SO cute! Love the color! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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