Every time I looked at this hideous hunk of wood I wanted to throw it out our third story balcony window! But then just recently I was inspired to do a makeover on our frumpy little block of wood. I sanded and painted and made some homemade stencils to get this:
I used just cheap ole' acrylic paints from the dollar store to paint my now adorable knife block. For the circles I made my own stencils. That part was actually a little bit of a hassle. For the small circles I used the borders of some round stickers I had. Nice, because they stick right on the wood! (if you're confused what I mean about the borders of the stickers just ask me.. sorry I didn't take a photo). It took a few coats of paint for the white to be nice and bright over the black.
And my favorite part of the whole project! I just printed out "knives" in this super cute font, cut closely around the word, and mod podged it right on the big white circle and mod podged some more. After all painted I put a coat of some clear wood finish on it. Isn't it adorable! This is pretty much my first ever makeover project, I am absolutely tickled pink about how it turned out!
No, of course I didn't come up with this idea on my own. I'm not that creative yet. Check out Kierste's knife block makeover at Brown Paper Packages HERE.