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Friday, March 25, 2011

Beautify that Boring Knife Block!

The New.

  
The Old. Yuck. Boring. Blah.


Isn't it amazing what a little paint and some sanding can do?! 


Thank you, Silhouette, for cutting out my "P" - You are the BEST!


Now go on and beautify your old Knife Block!
And use a fun COLOR for Pete's sake!


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36 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to do this for months now! Even have a couple pages bookmarked but yours it the most gorgeous one I've ever seen and I'm absolutely doing it this afternoon!!

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  2. It looks so nice, and like it came that way!

    I'm jealous of your silhouette. I have an old Cricut... It works, but I'd love to ditch the cartridges and use the computer like you can with a silhouette!

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  3. cute idea - so much more charming now :)

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  4. I am so doing this! Thanks Nat!

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  5. I love that! I've never thought to redo my knife block, now I totally want to do it.

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  6. That is really really cute! thanks for showing us all your projects!

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  7. this is a great idea...might have to try my own version on my boring knife block...thanks for sharing at ff!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  8. Ummmm.. I kind of want this in my kitchen. I love it! My kitchen is already green, so I'll have to find a different color to do mine! I've been dying to try this though!

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  9. Thanks for linking up at Fav Things Friday last week. I featured this awesome makeover!

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2011/03/favorite-things-friday-no-17.html

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  10. That is SUCH a great idea!
    I hate knife blocks!!
    I am so going to find mine somewhere in my shed a fix er up!!!
    Thanks

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  11. BTW - I am totally doing this tonight!! Thanks for the idea!!

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  12. Jessica - PLEASE email me a pic of yours! I LOVE to see what other people do with my ideas! Yay!

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  13. LOVE IT! I'd love to know your painting technique

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  14. Ahhhh, so cute and easy! I am doing this today!!!
    Beth

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  15. I did the exact same thing (same color even) with my grandma's old blender that she gave me. Check it out: http://rebeccamlippert.blogspot.com/2010/12/whole-mess-of-things.html

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  16. can you please tell me what kind of paint you used?

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  17. Thanks everyone!!! We just LOVE it! I used Krylon's Ocean Breeze and then Ivy leaf on top. Then I sanded it down so that the blue would show!

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  18. Okay so we must share the same love of colors... I didn't even read your last comment until after I finished redoing mine! We chose the exact same color (weird) except I didn't do the ivy along with it. Anyhow I wanted to share with you my version of your awesome creativity!!

    http://www.pinneditmadeit.com/2011/08/kitchen-knife-block-re-do.html

    Thanks for the wonderful idea!!!

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  19. I just saw this on pintrest. What a great idea! I will be adding this to my September to-do list!

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  20. Hi Natalie, I'm so impressed with your ingenuity! I've got to give this a try.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  21. Love this idea and I honestly never thought of doing it. But I DO hate looking at that ugly brown thing on my counter. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm a new follower.
    Lisa
    http://mamalousgems.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love this idea, can't wait for the weekend so I can get started on it! What color is that green? It's gorgeous!
    I'm also a new follower.

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  23. how did you get the P on there?

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  24. The "P" was cut using my Silhouette in vinyl.

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  25. How did you keep from getting the paint in the holes for the knives?

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  26. I know you private messaged me the name of the color but I can't find it. Can you give it to me again.
    Thanks,
    Jennifer from Just Wedeminute--

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  27. What type of paint did you use?

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  28. This is awesome! love it... im going to try it this weekend! i also would love to know what kind of paint you used and how you keep the paint out of the knife slots! ...

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  29. This looks incredible! I just did mine yesterday (with red and then blue) and love it but can't seem to find a font that I like as much as yours.
    What font did you use for your P?

    THANKS so much for sharing this! All I have to do it cut out my letter and I'm done with mine! :0)

    ~robin

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  30. I did it! Here is mine:
    http://cajungal01.blogspot.com/2011/11/cuttin-pretty-now.html

    Thanks again for the inspiration!
    :0)
    ~robin

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  31. This is so creative and was wondering about the paint technique. Do you paint and then sand to get the finish or just stain??

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  32. I love the idea! I think I'll use a design instead of an initial. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Love it, great idea! One question -- I guess you sanded it, then painted it with acrylic paint, but what did you seal it with? I want to be able to wash it off because mine sits next to npmy stove and gets greasy. Thx!

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  34. This is such a great idea!!!! Perfect for gift giving or accessorizing your kitchen. Thanks for sharing :)

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  35. Love, love, love this! Perfect for gift giving or accessorizing your kitchen!

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