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Sunday, March 6, 2011

New (Old) and improved Knife Block

I've had my knife block for a long time now, and it's starting to show its age- it's been looking kind of shabby (and not in a good way). I finally decided the last week was the time to finally change it up a bit- with a cute little monogram too- inspired by Allison at House of Hepworths. Here's the original post of hers that got me ooh ooh oohing... : . She used spray paint for hers, but I wanted to use the acrylic paint that I've been using lately in the colors that are my thing right now (for whatever reason I'm really into aqua and red together- SO pretty! ) So I sanded a bit first, then base coated the knife block red. Once it was dry, I painted it the aqua color. The original color was a bit bright for me, so I lightened it up with an equal amount of white paint in the little bowl I used. I then sanded a bit around the edges and in the middle to show the contrasting red. To protect the paint, I used DecoArt Sealer, just brushed it on lightly. I finished it off with my Cricut and some red vinyl. I didn't care for the capital "F", so I opted for the lowercase for the monogram, can you do that? Well, for the moment, that's what I did, and I like it well enough. Now my knife block is back in my kitchen, getting all "matchy matchy" with my other aqua colored accents..... Okay, it's not EXACTLY like the breadbox, because of the red, but.... I like it. I love Allison's blog, and have gotten tons of inspiration from her many projects, so check it out! Thanks Allison!


  1. I LOVE this. I especially love that you added the red distressing around the edges. You are so crafty.

  2. Awww... thanks Allison! I get so much inspiration from craft blogs, it's great to find new and cool ideas. I never would have considered painting my knife block until I saw your post on it, you rock!!