I got the idea to paint a knife block from Suzan of Simply Vintageous:Lets Go Chop Chop (drop over to check it out). My block is somewhat similar in that it is white and has lettering.
Knife block form Thrift Store (40% off Monday)
Used CeCeCaldwell Simply White Chalk+Clay paint (2 coats) and CeCeCaldwell Satin Finish
PicMonkey'd and noticed I reversed the order of painting so
Second coat Painted First coat
Added text. Lettering is with a Sharpie Permanent Marker. Lettering was printed out and the back of text rubbed with lead pencil, turned over, placed on wood, then traced on to block with a ball point pen (this left a graphite outline on white paint) that I filled in with a Black Sharpie.
A couple of days later I messed around with a sanding block, some clear wax, dark wax and Minwax Polycrylic.
Good hard finish, looks 'older'. Not sure which I prefer, simply white or sanded, waxed and poly finish.
Sharing with: Timewashed, Brenda of Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday, Boogieboard Cottage, Silver Pennies, Sir Thrift A Lot, Creating My Way To Success, A Living Space, A Blossoming Life, C.R.A.F.T, Stylish Once Again, Mod Vintage Life, Remnant, Kathe With An E, The Rustic Pig, Cedar Hill Ranch, Creative Cain Cabin, Coastal Charm, Elizabeth and Co, Not Just A Housewife, Fluster Buster, DIY By Design, Ivy and Elephants, No Minimalist Here