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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

'Sharp' Looking Little Lady

Happy hump day!
Can you believe we are on the downhill slide to the weekend already?!
Cra~zy how fast the weeks have been going.

Okay, so have you ever been so excited about a project,
 not because it turned out super cool or anything, BUT because it was just so ugly before?
Yep, this is one of those, so I just had to share it.

It's your basic knife block, had it for years,
painted it white shortly after I got it & that's how it stayed.
Since I've been slowly working on my kitchen when time allows, 
I decided last month was well past time to do something about it.
So she got a change of wardrobe.
This isn't going to be much of a how-to here.
More of a..........."looky what I did to the ugly knife block!"
Told you I was excited. 
I just cleaned her up & gave her a coat of Cece's Vermont Slate
then a coat of some oops white paint & distressed it all down.
You can see bits of the original really light wood peaking through
Played with the harlequin stamp again & threw a fleur di lis on it.
Probably seems like I'm using those a lot, but I promise it's only these two accessories. 
for now.....
Just kidding, my next few accessories are on the solid side :)

I chose to seal everything with Krylon's semi gloss clear coat.
It's in the kitchen by the stove so I wanted it to be durable & easy to clean.
From there I played around again with a scrap of burlap.
I knew I wanted something fun, but also something a little chic.
I played around for a while trying out all sorts of items & trim etc.
I finally settled on a scrap piece of burlap, but I needed it a lot darker.
Since the Vermont Slate was already out.....
& since you can use it on anything..........
I did :)
Might have even given it a little wax too.
 Just used the glue gun & attached it to the knife block once it was dry.
I used some metal letter embellishments I had lying around
& hot glued those on the burlap.
Nope, didn't paint the bottom. I did add new felt to it though
I love it!

I'm just so happy to have the old dirty white knife block gone
I sometimes walk in the kitchen just to look at it.
For real.
I've showed every single person whose come in this house.
Yep, I'm that proud of it.
 I talk to my meter reader lady whenever I happen to be outside when she's making her rounds....
it's a small town....she's sweet.....we're cool like that 'round here....anyway,
Happen to catch her a few weeks back.....
& even told her she should check it out.
I realized at this point I more than likely might have a massive small problem.
So I have somewhat begrudgingly laid off the knife block talk.
Even though it is super pretty now.
Okay, okay, starting...........now!
I did have to share it with you guys though ;)

 I hope Thursday treats you wonderful friends!

"Lines are just a suggestion...go ahead; color outside of 'em"


  1. OMG - I just painted my knife block lol ( post is for next week )
    WOW you did an amazing job - you're an artist!
    Came by because you left such a sweet comment on my post about my white bedroom - and am now happily following you!
    Would love a follow back when you have the time
    Big hugs,

  2. Love it. Back in the 70's everything was SHARP! I'd say this is pretty SHARP, too! xo Diana

  3. This is really awesome! Best knife block EVER!Love the burlap and letter embellishment on the front. So creative!

  4. Pinning it to remind me... this was timely as I just looked twice at mine yesterday but no inspiration other than just a boring paint job came to me. I had not thought of embellishing.


  5. Stacey, ok, I never thought of making my ugly knife block look so awesome! Another great project for the list! Pinning and thanks for the great inspiration! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

    1. Thanks so much Cindy! I hope you show us yours when you get it finished :)

  6. Well I think you did an awesome job on your knife block! We have a couple, (two kitchens) and I've been planning on painting them...for a while...maybe you gave me the kick in the butt to get it done. I don't know if it's procrastination, or I have too many things on the 'to do' list.
    Great job, it looks fantastic!!
    Debbie :)

  7. Very fun project and I totally get why you love it so much!

  8. I am AMAZED!!! I hate my plain ole knife block! You rocked my flip flops off (cause I don't wear socks)!

  9. Your knife block is SO cool! I've been thinking about doing mine for so long now it's ridiculous.
    I LOVE how it turned out.
    I am your newest follower. :)

  10. Oh I love it! Quite a while ago I got rid of our knife block and put all the knives in a drawer because I just hated how the block looked. Yours is so cute now. Wish I had mine back. Nice job!

    1. Thank you Kimberly! Oh my gosh, I've done that so many times it drives me crazy. Lol. I'll get rid of something that I have no idea what to do with only to see something done that inspires me. Maybe another knife block will find its way into your hands & you can share what you've done with it:) Love having you!


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