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.
I had some Old White chalk paint so decided to use that.
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.
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.
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”!
I did decide to use this font done in “Clipper Script Fat”, which is a pretty script.
I printed the wording out on ivory card stock. I hot glued the whole thing, card stock and plate, onto the knife block.
Here are some other ideas I found on Pinterest.
Source: The Speckled Dog on Etsy
Source: House of Hepworths
Source: Austin Stay and Play
Source: Dawn Nicole
I love how it turned out. It’s like I got a brand new one.
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?
I’m joining in a few parties this week:
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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
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!
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!
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.
I adore this and the others shown. Happy Mothers day
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!
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
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...
What a great idea, Kathy! It is totally transformed!
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.
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!
Hi! I learned a lot of ideas about making over my own knives block too. Thanks for sharing! Have a nice day!
Kathy I love this project! It turned out great.
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