Think Outside the Box....

1.21.2014

.....the bread box, that is.

I love finding new ways to use an item that it wasn't originally intended for.


I was thrilled when I found this vintage bread box in 2012 and I have been using it for its intended purpose since that time right here in this corner. This is one thing that has not moved in a long time.

Then while perusing a favorite Norwegian blog called Vibeke Design I saw this image with this plant in a vintage bread box. Then I had a light bulb moment.

I moved my big blue bread box to the sunroom and added my fiddle leaf fig tree to it. Sorry bread, but you will just have to go in the pantry.

I wasn't sure the pot would fit in the box, but it did and perfectly.

I set the box on this big column base. I did have the plant in a vintage orchard basket, but I like this idea which is much more interesting and quirky.

I added a grain sack scrap around the plant to hide the ugly pot inside.


So next time you look at an item think outside the box and use it in a new way.

And to all you creative ones who may already think outside the box I hope to see you tonight for
 Wow Us Wednesdays!

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47 comments:

  1. LOVE that old blue bread box used in this outside the box kind of way!! blessings ~ tanna

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  2. Great way to get more use out of the bread box!

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  3. There is so much about this vignette to love -- the burl wood stand, the painted table, and of course, the creative use of the breadbox. Beautiful!

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  4. I love the color of that bread box! I'm sure you'll find even more ways to use it around your stunning house!

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  5. Love that idea - thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Great idea Kim... love that column base too! I cut the bottom leaves off my FLF last night like you suggested...it looks so much better now:)

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  7. What a great idea....I love that color of blue! I keep dog food in mine, so original huh?. My little princess hasn't figured out how to get the lid off yet thankfully! LOL!!
    ~Des

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  8. I love the look of an old fashioned bread box. I just bought a great red one from Williams of Sonoma. It'll only look better as it ages.

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  9. Hello Kim-
    That's a really cute idea. It inspires me about an enamel container I own.

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  10. Love your idea for your bread box! Can you share where you can find one of those column bases it is sitting on?? Those are neat too! Thank you so much.

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  11. Kim, I'm crazy about your bread box look! It's just adorable! I'll now out for a new find and love it when I have something great in mind!
    Have a great day and I'm looking forward to your party!

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  12. Cute!! Very outside the 'bread box' :)

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  13. I have a large collection of that blue enamel ware, but no bread box. I do, however, have a large Dutch oven, and it would work with a lower plant, like a kalanchoe or even an azalea. Great idea!

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  14. Now I want an old breadbox more than I did before! :)
    Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

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  15. I used a breadbox for a while, though ours was significantly smaller....it didn't work for us, seemed to make the bread get moldy faster.....
    Love your fig in the box! The grainsack adds a great deal of color and texture and Now I wish I had the bread box back.....
    Nancy

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  16. Great inspiration. Love the plant in a box.

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  17. What a cute idea! That blue color works so well out in your sunroom too. Swede's have some good ideas, don't they?

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  18. I've been looking for an affordable one of these forever! Love yours, and great idea.
    xoKathleen

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  19. I have been looking for an enamel bread box forever but have not found one yet. Love that one...especially the blue. I love the plant in it too--I had hoped to find one to put a small Christmas tree in this year. Maybe next year!!

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  20. we gave up bread but I have a bread tin too.. perfect idea!!

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  21. Love the blue on your breadbox, Kim and the whole vignette is very French! Tres chic!

    Poppy

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  22. This is really pretty with the fig tree in it, and I like the column base underneath.

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  23. Love using vintage items for plants, but never thought of using a bread box…love it…and love the color…and how do you keep your F. L. Fig looking so good…mine is just now getting darn black spots!

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  24. If I ever came to visit, I would bring my SUV because I would sneak that table and the bread box out in the middle of the night.

    So fun!- the vignette, not the thought of me stealing.

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  25. It looks super and I love the pop of color.

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  26. Very cute idea! I have a reproduction bread box that I store dog-food in!

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  27. Love this and love the fig plant :)

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  28. That's beautiful Kim! Love the bit of grain sack added to cover the pot. Using things in unexpected ways is just so much fun :)

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  29. Oh I love her blog Kim! She has amazing style and taste! Beautiful bread box! I remember that one.I found a replica at a thrift shop,but I would love to find the real deal someday.Yours looks great with your plant!

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  30. Wonderful repurposing Kim! Love how it looks on your table too!

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  31. Great idea Kim! I'm going to check out this blog!

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  32. This is so great! Love the idea of using the bread box for a planter. And your sunroom...my favorite place in your entire home!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  33. Fun! I like to use unexpected objects to hold plants or flowers or to make a lamp base. ;-)

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  34. Love those light bulb moments! The bread box makes a great planter, and I bet will be a conversation piece. I think I need to get a fiddle leaf fig tree.

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  35. That is too cute! I have an old bread box (though not as old and nice as yours) sitting in my basement because I don't have enough counter space to keep it in my kitchen...hmm, having my own light bulb moment and may have to steal that one from you! Just call me a thief...

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  36. That looks great! love the way you lined it too~
    Jenna

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  37. Where did you find your fiddle leaf fig?

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  38. Cute way to use a bread box - I like it! I love the table it's sitting on too.
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  39. Hi :)
    Lovely blog you have;)
    Vibeke design is from Norway ;)))))

    Hug Camilla.

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    1. Sorry about that, Camilla. I corrected it. Thanks.

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    2. Dear Kim :)
      Thank you so much for doing this, and I am so glad I inspired wonderful and talentet you :)
      Camilla my friend is right...I am from beautiful Norway.. .It isn`t the first time that have happend so thats really OK :)

      Vibeke

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  40. This is so pretty, Kim...I love Vibeke Design, too...

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