Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Knife Block Makeover
With Spring Break in full swing here in South Florida, I have very little time to blog, much less to take on any large projects. It’s amazing how much attention three boys demand! Here’s a quick little project that doesn’t require a lot of time. Customize a butcher-block knife set! There are some knife sets that come in beautiful butcher blocks. That wasn’t the case with me. Mine was a tired looking wood block (which of course I forgot to take a “Before” picture of).
I painted the block with some leftover blue paint from my kitchen walls. When using old paint that is not stirred, keep in mind that it’s not going to be the same matching color as when you first brought it home. In this case, it worked for me since I didn’t want it to look all matchy. As it turned out, I didn’t like just the plain blue so I painted it with Heirloom White spray paint on top. Then I just sanded it down in different places to distress it.
Some places show some of the blue…
…others are sanded down to the butcher block itself.
Here it is in its permanent spot.
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