DIY Painted Knife Block

Hi everyone, it’s Tracey from Tracey’s Fancy!

This is not my first fancy painted knife block. However, I can say it is both the easiest and my favorite!! This knife block was updated with the use of just paint and a single mold!

Why is this easier than my other knife block projects?  Because I didn’t spend the time or energy making all those dang molds with clay like the last two!  This time…..I used the amazing WoodUBend molds.


Materials List:

Here are my exact steps….that you can follow to change your boring knife block into a show stopper like mine:

How To:

Step 1:

First, I cleaned my 20 year old greasy knife-block with White Lightning per instructions.

Step 2:

Next, I heated my WoodUBend mold of choice using my heat gun…until soft (you can also use a blow dryer or warm on a griddle.)

Step 3:

After that, I applied Titebond wood glue to the back of the mold and immediately placed it on the knife block where I wanted it.  It bends easily while it’s warm and it just folded right over that corner without any effort at all.


Step 4:

Once in place, I warmed with the heat gun again for just a few seconds and gave it a final press into position. This last warming and pressing really secures the mold to the substrate.  You may paint immediately.

Step 5:

Next, I painted the entire mold and block in one coat of Caviar with a pouncing motion and let dry.

Step 6:

Then, I pounced a layer of Fluff over the Caviar making sure to keep the coat light so the Caviar would offer a shadow effect.

For more information on how to create this fancy painted knife block, head over to Tracey’s Fancy here!


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