I was cleaning the kitchen the other day and "noticed" we do not have a breadbox. Do people not have those anymore? It's a great concept and makes a lot of sense but seems no one talks about them. I do keep my breads and bagels on the counter but we have to be careful of an occasional mouse (we get them here in the woods). I realize right then that I need to have one and want to make one. I go downstairs to the handyman and ask if it easy enough to build a breadbox. He surprised me a little by saying "why don't you just buy one?" - that's not really like him so I (in a determined way) insisted we make one together as a family and then go back upstairs to finish the kitchen.
About 30 minutes later up comes Dan with a box and it's sliding lid. He hangs onto used things in case we need them for something (apparently like a breadbox). Long story short - he cleaned it, Camille put the "knob" on (an old game piece) and I load it up with our bread - now we have a family-made breadbox.
Go figure...I love it though - it is re-purposed and perfect for the job!