Monday, August 02, 2010

Spray Painting a Knife Block

GE DIGITAL CAMERA  I love wood and I love spray paint. Usually I do not paint wood but . . . I saw this idea and then everyone in the blogosphere was doing it. Always late to the party, I had to try it, too! I had found this pampered chef knife block at a yardsale ($2 I think – I *know*! I was thrilled!!) and thought if it came out ugly I would just find another knife block at the thriftstore or yardsales. They are pretty easy to find.

So, I spray painted it using Oil Rubbed Bronze and it looks good! I’ve been using for a couple of months now and it is fine. No chips or anything. And no, I did not even sand it a smidge – just washed it good and set it in the sun to dry.

I sprayed the bottom (I thought it was the easiest way to paint the bottom edges), then just sprayed and flipped and sprayed some more. I gave it pretty good coverage and no clear coat. Love it!!

IMG_2463  Yes, that is a plate (glued to a candlestick) cakestand.


Yes, those tomatoes are from our garden.IMG_2464   Yes, we have wood laminate countertop and backsplash.

IMG_2465And yes, the ORB painted block looks much better than the old blonde tone wood did.

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And this basil is thanks to Julia and this is the second little bunch to root for me. I tried to plant the first one in a pot outside and it died within days. I am a horrid gardener. Anyone wanna tell me how to grow this outside? There are sooo many roots on these!! And all I do is change out the water ever couple of days.

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1 comment:

Emelie said...

what a brilliant idea! i always see those wood blocks and since donating mine a few years ago when i got tired of the wood look, i have not loved having my sharp knives in a drawer. maybe i will have to pick one up my next goodwill trip and paint it up! never would have thought to do that! Thanks!