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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.
Easy~peasy.
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.
Starting.........now.
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"

32 comments:

  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,
    Suzan

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

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

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  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.

    Bliss

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  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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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. :)
    Kelly

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  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!

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    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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