Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Red Knife Block

I mentioned yesterday, that I painted something funny... I painted the knife block in our kitchen. It was just a boring blonde wood, before, but obviously doing its job just fine:

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I had the idea to spray paint it months ago, but I got around to it over Christmas break. 

We've had it since we got married (almost five years), and I clean it when I clean the kitchen, but I thought I'd use a little something different this time, to try and remove unnatural residue. Since it seems every pin on Pinterest involving cleaning always uses white vinegar, I decided to use that. I think it worked well, and took off anything that would need to be removed before spraypainting. 

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First, I spray primed it (a must! Especially if you are really wanting to make your paint stick, and, since red is a thin opaque color, the white helps keep your paint bright and make sure no wood grain shows through, and also keeps you from having to do as many red layers). 
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And, after the red coat! I love it.

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nothing like a bright red accessory to brighten a space up, plus I have other touches of bright red in my kitchen, like my giraffe towel hook from World Market.

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(see him up there, over the sink?) 

I had to take these at night, so sorry they aren't very bright!

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so much cuter, don't you think? It makes me happy. It's the little things...

6 comments:

  1. Such a quick and easy makeover with a huge impact! Well done :)

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  2. Fun addition of color in your kitchen!

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  3. The stainless handles look amazing against the red! Awesome upgrade :)

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  4. Yeah man! That's awesome, and I want that giraffe!!!

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  5. wish I would have seen this a couple of days ago...I just recycled my wooden block knife holder. Bummer!

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  6. Totally beautiful. But is it food safe? Thanks!

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