Thursday, November 10, 2011

DIY :: Knife Block Re-do

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Hello!

I thought I'd share a super simple tutorial (if you can even call it that!) with you this morning. A couple months ago we (ie. my sister, all by her awesome self!) painted my entire kitchen white (Benjamin Moore Simply White). It was quite the transformation, since the previous color was super bright green apple green. I loved the white, but it made all the ugly, orange-ish wood really "pop", and not in a good way!

What was the solution? Well, paint of course! We (she) painted my ugly orange-ish wooden cabinets white. We (I) changed out the ugly wooden cabinet handles with lovely pewter ones. However, there was still one pop of ugly remaining... the knife block!

The "before"!
Wet paint!
et voila!
 Here's the "tutorial":

Step 1: Remove knives from knife block.
Step 2: Wash it thoroughly. Let it dry completely.
Step 3: Paint it with a couple coats of regular wall paint. (Sherwin Williams Comfort Grey). Let dry.
Step 4: Load it back up with knives. Step back and admire your work.

If you want to be fancy, you could stencil a design on it, such as a monogram or something. Another idea is to apply a cool vinyl decal to it. I'd put a bird on it, if I could find just the right bird in my thrifting adventures.

So, what are you waiting for? Go paint your knife block!

-Cindy

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Cindy,
    How did the paint hold up? A lot of other blogs recommend a primer first.
    Let me know!
    Julia

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