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Refurbishing the Outside of a Metal Bread Box

I recently bought a metal bread box at a yard sale and would like to utilize it, but it needs some painting or something on the outside as it is just plain silver metal. Any suggestions or ideas of how I could spruce it up would be wonderful.

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March 28, 20110 found this helpful

Here's an older post that I was able to find. Someone from the thriftyfun community decorated a wooden bread box. You might be able to do something similar with the silver metal one that you got at a yard sale.

http://www.thri  9762380.tip.html

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March 29, 20110 found this helpful

Well, bread box is made of aluminum. Sometimes if the aluminum is not prepared properly the paint will peel. My suggestion is to visit Home Depot or your local paint store and get their input for the proper paint and or primer to use.

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March 30, 20110 found this helpful

Scuff up the metal thoroughly with sandpaper made for metal(have a dust mask and goggles on to prevent inhaling any metal dust etc) The sand paper for metal is black and is usually used wet. Paint with paints for metal. I would be tempted to stencil on the word bread and some wheat stalks or a proverb like Bread:The Staff of Life

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