If you’ve been wanting to try Chalk Paint but haven’t yet, this is a great little project to test the waters! Below is a before and after of the knife block. This would also make a great handmade gift idea for Mother’s Day or even Christmas.
I started by painting the whole knife block with two coats of Annie Sloan Provence chalk paint. When dry, I aged the edges with a sanding block. I bought paisley plastic stencils and using Krylon Re-positionable Stencil adhesive, stenciled on a bunch of paisleys with a small spouncer. When dry, I did one coat of clear Annie Sloan Wax over the whole knife block and allowed it to dry overnight.
For the “Knives” chalkboard label, I used a Martha Stewart Re-positionable Chalkboard Label and hand lettered the text with Elmers Painters Pens (I love these paint pens and they come in a ton of colors).
A simple, little DIY project that adds a bright cheeriness to your kitchen!
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