Painted and Stenciled Knife Block 3

I see so many creative ideas on Pinterest, but one weekend morning, I found one that stopped me in my tracks.  It was a turquoise painted knife block with a black stenciled design that really popped, especially next to turquoise mixer in the photo. I thought about the boring wooden knife block on my counter, and decided that I had to do something about it.

I had some stencils with flowers and leaves that would be perfect for my kitchen…somewhere in the Mom Cave.  I looked everywhere, and pulled all the craft books off my pop crate shelf, where I was sure I would find them.  I didn’t.  And so I spent some time organizing the Mom Cave.  In the process, I organized the pile of canvases and such leaning against the wall, and sure enough, they turned up!

I wanted a  bright pop of yellow, so I went to Home Depot and bought a sample of a Behr Ultra color called “Jackfruit”.  I’m not sure what a jackfruit is, but it was a gorgeous yellow. Then I dug through my craft paints and found two shades of blue that were close to the colors in my kitchen counter.

Painted and Stenciled Knife Block

I gave the block a good sanding, then a coat of primer. Then I applied two coats of the bright yellow paint.  It looked better already.

I started by stenciling a few flowers in the darker blue, then let it dry before adding some lighter blue flowers.  This stencil reminded me of blue hydrangeas, which I love.  Here is the finished product.

Painted Knife block

I’m really happy with how it came out, and now I’m eying that boring wooden paper towel holder.  I still have plenty of yellow paint left.

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