Sunday, May 12, 2013

Knife Holder Updated

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.


Before


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

13 comments:

  1. Joy - what a cute idea. Sure beats an old wooden knife holder all to pieces.

    Judy

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  2. This looks great! Way to spruce up an old knife block!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Hi Joy,

    So nice to meet you! Have been taking a little tour around your lovely blog. My, you have accomplished so much! Love the painted wooden tote and the gardening post with grand kids!

    Your newest follower,

    Poppy

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  4. So cute! Found you through the blog hop! I need to do this to my knife holder!

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  5. what a great idea! You are a Smarty pants! Love the way it would look great in a white kitchen!

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  6. I always thought those knife holders are too plain myself. You did a great job with the transformation.

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  7. Such a great idea. My husband rarely objects to me doing anything but he doesn't want me to paint our knife block. I stopped by from Fluster Buster.

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  8. This is a cute idea Joy! I bet it looks wonderful in your kitchen.

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  9. Everything looks better with a fresh coat of paint to give it that vintage look!

    Erica

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  10. What a fun idea! My knife block SO needs a makeover! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  11. Perfect update:) It looks so fresh and clean now. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin's BUDGET DECORATING PARTY.

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  12. You did a great job and I like that it was a thrift store find. Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  13. Joy, love the humor this brings to the kitchen. Love the writing on the knife block now. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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