Chica and Jo
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Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
5
SEP
2013

Refurbish a wooden knife block

by: Jo

Refurbish a wooden knife block
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McGeeky and I received a knife block as a wedding present 16 years ago. It’s great and it holds our knives, but I never liked how it looked. Finally, this past weekend, I decided to turn it from the boring, plain, wooden block…

painted knife block

…into a fantastically chic and modern piece of kitchen decor!

painted knife block

The transformation was possible with some of DecoArt’s new Multi-Surface acrylic paint and their “Retro Mod” mixed media stencil.

Americana Mixed Media Retro Mod Stencilmulti-surface-paint

I basecoated my knife block with the “Dolphin” color of Multi-Surface paint and then did the stenciled image with the “Steel Grey”. (Tip: clean your stencil quickly after use, or else this Multi-Surface paint will stick to it!) The paint went onto the slick surface easily and I didn’t even have to prep my surface (except to clean it). Now, I need to move on to the uninspired napkin holder on my dinner table!

painted knife block

 

DISCLAIMER: DecoArt gave me the paint and stencils to do this project, but all opinions (good or bad) expressed here are mine.

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2 comments so far:

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    Rose-Marie 09/05/2013 at 8:51 pm

    I was thinking of doing something with my knife block, but, I saw this one went side to side where mine goes up and down instead… What would you suggest to clean the slots, or, should I worry about it??? I have had it for along time, or just get a new one??? Thanks for the or any info on this…

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    Jo 09/19/2013 at 3:36 pm

    Rose-Marie, I will confess thatI didn’t really clean the slots all that well. I would try painting it and if it doesn’t work, then get a new one!

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