I didn't get a complete "before" photo. In the oval on the lid, there was a resin plaque with dried herbs in it. Very 70s. Todd pried it off and sanded the box down. I filled the gaps with wood putty and filler, along with two random holes in the back, then I sanded it down again.
I painted it with leftover exterior paint that I had from Behr. It's a standard white that I used to paint our exterior window trim. It's a little on the cool side, but considering it didn't cost me anything extra, it will be fine.
I then had a small wooden bird that I got from Michaels for about 50 cents. I painted it the same color as the room, using Valspar Signature. I used the white Behr paint to add polka dots on top. So fun!
After two super thin coats of white paint, I took a fine grit sandpaper and distressed the box a bit. I superglued the polka dot bird on the lid... and voila!
I even put those felt furniture feet pads under the box so it won't scratch any furniture.
Right now, the box is on the nightstand. I am not sure that it will stay there, but for now, that's it's home! Since it is next to my feeding chair, I can put burp cloths and other such necessities in the box. This will be a great way to hide the clutter!
On top of the box is a nightlight from Ikea. It's still a pretty bright light but it's not as bright as the overhead room light. I think it will come in handy during those late night feedings. :) Also on top of the breadbox is a gold piggy bank from Selah's great-grandma! It even has some change in it to start her mini bank account.
I have four more days of school and then I can focus more on baby things! Right now I haven't been able to focus on Selah stuff because wrapping up the school year has been consuming my mind and time. If I'm not packing up my classroom, I am doing long term sub plans for the fall. So much planning and work!
What projects have you been working on lately?