Thursday, May 7, 2015

Knife Block Makeover

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I’ve been wanting to paint our knife block for some time.  I finally decided to go ahead and do it.  So quick and easy, and it’s back in business by the end of the day.  Here it is before.  A typical knife block.

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I had some Old White chalk paint so decided to use that.  

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After I painted it, I thought that it could do with a little something more.  I found I had a black and white harlequin scrapbook paper and decided to add this to the sides and a square on the front.  I Mod Podged this on.

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I also wanted to add a little something to the front and decided to use one of the Tim Holtz ornate plates I had in my craft supplies. 

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I added in a label that says “Knives”,  just in case we forget what they are.  Actually, I printed up two.  I liked this one in a font called “Matter of Fact”, which kind of looks like it has dripping blood.  I know, very macabre, but hey, my birthday’s Halloween, so I’m allowed.  Besides, I think it is a fitting font for “knives”! 

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I did decide to use this font done in “Clipper Script Fat”, which is a pretty script. 

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I printed the wording out on ivory card stock.  I hot glued the whole thing, card stock and plate, onto the knife block.

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Here are some other ideas I found on Pinterest.

Shabby Chic Knife Block in Light Aqua by by speckleddog on Etsy, $20.00

Source: The Speckled Dog on Etsy

Update your kitchen knife block with some spray paint and a monogram!  Complete tutorial at www.houseofhepworths.com

Source: House of Hepworths

Source: Austin Stay and Play

DIY Paisley Knife Block

Source: Dawn Nicole

I love how it turned out. It’s like I got a brand new one.

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The best thing was that this project cost me $0, because I already had everything I needed on hand!  Simple, quick, easy and free!  What’s better than that?

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13 comments:

vivian said...

Love this! I would have never in a million years thought of doing this. At first I was like... omg.. I couldnt believe how perfectly you painted that! then i was relieved to find out it was scrapebook paper! lol!
have a great weekend my friend and Happy Mothers day
xoxo
vivian

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Great idea and it turned out wonderful, Kathy! I have to think about a makeover for our knife block now ... Thank you for the inspiration!
Julia

JP said...

I love the fact that you just decoupaged this intricate design, Kathy and to think that I struggled to make my bar stool by hand painting it. I sure could have save a ton of time by doing it your way! Pinned it!
JP

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, this turned out great. Love your harlequin design. Great ideas on the others too and I like the knife plate you added.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a nice weekend and Happy Mother's Day.
CM

Cynthia said...

I adore this and the others shown. Happy Mothers day

Cindy

Abby said...

Kathy, this is the cutest idea! I love the Harlequin design! You had me fooled, I thought you painted it! I'm going to do this to the one I have at the beach! Thank you for sharing it; I would have never thought to do this! This one should be in a magazine too!

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

What a great idea Kathy! I never would have thought to paint my knife block but now that you've planted the idea in my head, it's definitely happening.
Marie@The Interior Frugalista

Createology said...

You have saved my day of painting the downstairs hallway! I LOVE this idea and will be painting my knife holder with chalk paint I already own. I truly adore your sharing this and continue to EnJOY Creative Bliss...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a great idea, Kathy! It is totally transformed!

Okio B Designs said...

Love it! I had painted our old one and added our initial, but I tossed it over the winter. Now I'm back to a boring block that I should probably makeover.

J

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Every time I look at my knife block holder I think how ugly! Now it doesn't have to be, what a great idea and help bring style and color to them. Now it's got sytle!

Mayje said...

Hi! I learned a lot of ideas about making over my own knives block too. Thanks for sharing! Have a nice day!

Pamela said...

Kathy I love this project! It turned out great.

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