Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Winner and A Makeover!!

First,the very important announcement of the scentsy give-away winner:
Anne, please email me at henderson1026@gmail.com with your address so I can get your package out to you!

Now the crafty business.
My knife block broke.  Somehow the glue failed and the two pieces separated.  Since I had to do a re-hab, I figured I might as well do a re-fab too.

So I glued those two back together with E-6000.  Still stinky, still goopy, but it holds, so ok.
Doesn't he looks so regal?


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something about this seems male to me

I mixed up some antique white with a splash of burnt umber again, gave it two coats, and made another faux glaze.  This time I used charcoal paint in the water. Unfortunately, there were no lovely crevices for the glaze to settle into :(
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And then, because I love them so much, I stenciled on a FLeur de Lis using my cricut and some contact paper.  I used the same charcoal as I did with the glaze and then added some champagne metallic paint to add a border.  Topped it with some varnish and he is now back in the kitchen, ready to help me make dinner and residing right next to my life-force, a.k.a. the coffee pot.
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DIY Day @ ASPTL



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16 comments:

  1. Great idea, Heather! I have two of these {not really sure why} and I keep one on the counter and the other underneath in an easy to reach cabinet. Love the fleur enhancement!

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  2. looks awesome heather!!!
    love the fleur de lis!!!

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  3. You my friend are fabulous. What an awesome idea! I hate my knife block so much. Maybe if I made it pretty I'd like it more.

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  4. Love this idea!

    Hey stop by and check out my Easter napkin Ring promotion and see some fun ideas for your Easter table.
    Karin

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  5. Genius! My knife block is in serious need of a makeover! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  6. Great idea! That would even be good for a homemade holiday gift or a housewarming gift!

    I am so excited to win the giveaway! This is really my lucky month!!! Thank you!

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  7. I wouldn't have thought to paint my knife block in a zillion years! But what a great idea ... and so versatile. You could literally paint it any color of the rainbow. Great job!

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  8. Clever, clever girl. It's so pretty now! Love it!

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  9. Such a great idea taking a knife block and making it decorative. Love the fleur de lis.

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  10. What a nifty idea!!~ I love it:)

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  11. It looks great! Great that you could glue it back together again and give it some new life. I had a plain wood knife block too. I painted it BenMoore Cloud White and distressed it and love it so much better now.

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  12. Great little makeover and I love the fleur de lis!

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  13. What a great idea! I may just have to pretty mine up!

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  14. It looks so pretty! I never thought of painting my knife block, what a neat idea.

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  15. In my opinion..a fleur de lis makes everything better :) great job!

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  16. I like the white look much better ~ great idea!

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