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.
- White Lightning Cleaner
- Titebond Wood Glue
- Caviar Chalk Mineral Paint
- Manatee Gray Chalk Mineral Paint
- Fluff Chalk Mineral Paint
- Best Dang Wax in Black
- Best Dang Wax in White
Here are my exact steps….that you can follow to change your boring knife block into a show stopper like mine:
First, I cleaned my 20 year old greasy knife-block with White Lightning per instructions.
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.)
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.
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.
Next, I painted the entire mold and block in one coat of Caviar with a pouncing motion and let dry.
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!