Monday, July 9, 2012

Knife Block Redo


When I was editing the pictures from my Saddle Stool Redo post, I hated how my knife block looked in the pictures. It bugged me so much, that I ended up cropping it out of the pictures completely. Luckily, I had some paint left over from finishing the stools in the kitchen. What better way to spice up a knife block than paint it!



Don't worry I know my knives are backwards. A while ago when I took my knives to get sharpened. The man told me that I should turn them around in the knife block so they would be less likely to dull because of the wood. I have kept them backwards ever since.

I didn't sand the knife block because there was no finish on it to begin with. I primed the knife block with 2 coats of  Zinsser Cover Stain Primer Aerosol.


Once the primer was dry to the touch, I applied 3 coats of Sherwin Williams All Surface Enamel Acrylic Latex Satin in Show Stopper to paint the knife block. I waited 6 hours between each coat to make sure I didn't lift the previous layers.


After allowing the paint to set for 24 hours, I applied 2 coats of Minwax Water Based Polycrylic Aerosol in Clear Satin. I let the poly dry for 24 hours and then returned the knife block to my counter.


I am loving all the pops of red in my kitchen! Watch for the upcoming reveal of my kitchen with all its new accessories!!!!




6 comments:

  1. Nice, that really seems to make the block stand out.

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  2. Love the red knife block! I did something similar to mine and I still smile when I see it. So cheery!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-smart-solutions-linky_13.html

    Have a great day!

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  3. Great refashion for the kitchen! I would love for you to link this up to The CSI project this week. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. This would be perfect and you just might WIN! Come on over each week for a new challenge, new tutorials and new judges.
    www.thecsiproject.com

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