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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Updating the Knife Block

A while back, I saw Allison’s (House of Hepworth) knife block update…it looks amazing, and seemed pretty simple.  Well, the idea was there, but, alas, I’m a procrastinator!  FINALLY, after months of staring at my really (really, really) old and ugly block,  I’ve had enough.  I took it outside, and had my son sand the life out of it (it was really ugly and old and beat up). What an improvement…even just sanding it was amazing. But, we’re not done yet…I sprayed it with primer, then added about 3 coats of flat black, then 2 coats of my fave, Oil Rubbed Bronze.  Ahhh, it looks so much better.  But, we’re not done yet.  I wanted to add some vinyl…but what???  Allison’s monogram looks amazing, but then, “H”s are cool and swirly and fun.  “U”s…not so much. There just isn’t a cute swirly U on my cricut cartridges…so what to do…well, I thought about putting “knives”, like I had seen on another blog (can’t remember you,sorry)…but that got vetoed…hmmm…so, I just decided to be funny, and put the ‘chop, chop’ on there. I love how it turned out!!!

Now, for the bummer of this project…I took ‘before’ pictures (good blogger), and today when I took ‘after’ pictures and went to download them, I found that I had no memory card in the camera uggggggggggggggggggggghhhh. EXTREME disappointment!  I don’t have the cable to connect the camera to the computer, so I found a stock photo, of a block somewhat like mine…

of course, mine was dinged up and dirty and way uglier than this.  oh well, I  guess I’ll need to invest in that cable (just in case).

But, here are the after pictures:



so purdy!  I love it!  And, I wanted to add the funky green, because it matches my Kitchenaid,.  I love the pear. Smile  It makes me so darn happy!

Thanks for stopping by!

just a note:  after looking at my blog, the font makes my word ‘darn’ look like a bit of a cuss word, so trust me, it really says “d a r n “ Smile

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  1. Kelli - that is so fabulous. I wish I could drop mine off with you so that you can make mine look just as spunky!!! The pear is totally the finishing touch :0) Clever lady!!!

  2. For some reason this made me smile! Love it.

    I'm here (and following) from Strut Your Stuff.

    May your day be joyful,

  3. Great idea... it makes me wish I hadn't given mine to the DI...

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