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.


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


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


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

  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,


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

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

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

  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.

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

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


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

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

  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!

    Fluster Buster

  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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