DIY French Bread Box

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Want to make a DIY French bread box and give your kitchen some romantic flair? The before/after photos of this completely transformed recycled bread box wow-ed me, and they will wow you also!

DIY French vintage wooden bread box after, by Lorrie. Featured at


It took reader Lorrie from Finding Secret Treasure lots of effort in trial & error before she succeeded in creating just the most adorable French bread box from a ‘70s ugly duckling thingo that none would give 5 cts for on a flee market. Except for Lorrie. She saw just the potential for it, when she picked it up at a thrift store.


‘Ugly Duckling’, dated bread box (the ‘before’)

DIY French vintage wooden bread box after, by Lorrie. Featured at

Lorrie shares her journey of trying various stenciling techniques on her blog. The winning technique is to printing your image on freezer paper, cut it in sections and apply them one at a time.

photo credit : Finding Secret Treasure

DIY French Wooden Vintage Bread Box

Want to make your own and have no flea market nearby?Here’s a new bread box, made from durable acacia wood: Learn more.


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  1. Great refinish. Looks so much better than it did as that poor dated bread box!

  2. I would like to purchase that French Bread BOX. Do you make them? Please let me know.

    Thank You

  3. Hi Janine,
    I sincerely asked around and none seems to be willing to make one for you…
    Sorry, you’ll have to DIY, and that’s what this site is all about.
    Have fun making one. It will empower you.
    Why not?! Give it a go.

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