Watch as I show you how to turn an awesome thrift find into an amazing DIY craft. In this post, I show you exactly how to change a thrift item into an amazing masterpiece. You will love how this DIY knife block makeover turns out! Trust me!
DIY Knife Block Makeover
Are you like me and love to find a cheap thrifted item and imagine the possibilities to make it wonderful once again? I find so much joy in thrifting. Remember when I made over a thrifted wood tray?! I just loved how it turned out!
This project reminds me a lot about that wood tray. It is the perfect project to take something that needs some love and turn it into something beautiful! Just like I did to that wood tray! This DIY knife block makeover is so simple and stunning; it really is the perfect gift for that person in your life who already has everything, but still wants to feel loved for their birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc. Or heck, keep it for yourself. Treat yourself is a real thing!
Let’s get crafting!
- Thrifted Butcher Knife Block
- Paint Turner/Lazy Susan/Cake Spinner
- Country Chic Tropical Cocktail
- Dixie Belle Gator Hide
- IOD Transfer – Astoria
- Dixie Belle White Wax
- Non-Lint Rag
- Heat gun
1 – To begin, grab your thrifted butcher knife block and remove all of those little stickers. Then be sure to give a good wipe and scrub to make sure it is nice and clean in all of those grooves.
2 – Grab your Paint Turner/Lazy Susan/Cake Spinner and some spacers to keep your butcher knife block elevated as you paint. It is a simple hack to keep your butcher block from getting destroyed/man-handled as you paint all over.
3 – Let’s get to painting. Tip* To help you decide on which color is best for your project, grab some paint sticks and the colors you are thinking of using. Paint your sticks and let them dry. Then decide which paint you love best for your project. I do this all the time to help me decide before I really commit to a color.
4 – Grab your Country Chic paint color, Tropical Cocktail, gloves, and a paintbrush. Paint a thin layer, but be sure to cover your block. Cover your butcher block completely. TIP: Head over to the Facebook live to grab your discount code for Country Chic Paint** FACEBOOK LIVE
5 – With your heat gun, dry to speed up the process.
6 – Apply a second coat. Dry again.
7 – Seal your butcher block with a coat of Dixie Belle Gator Hide. This will help as we apply our transfers.
8 – Dry completely.
9 – Grab your IOD Transfers, Astoria edition, and determine where you want to apply to your butcher knife block. Eyeball and play with it to determine what looks best. Use the gridlines on the transfer to help you cut and line up easily.
10 – With your transfers, remove the backing. Place transfer on your butcher knife block and with the flat edge wipe stick in your IOD package, smooth out your transfer to help it adhere to the board. Use pressure, push down, and smooth it out.
11 – Repeat with all of your transfers on your butcher knife block around the sides. Tip* If you are placing the transfer on an edge, pull off the backing and use your fingers to help flatten it to board instead of the plastic wipe stick.
12 – Place your excess pieces of transfer sheets back in their packaging. Use it again for your next project. Don’t lose the little plastic transfer stick.
13 – To tone down the boldness of your butcher knife block, grab your Dixie Bell White Wax and brush on a thin layer over the entire project, transfer and all.
14 – With a non-lint rag, carefully brush off excess and buff out your wax. Run your hand over the wax to feel for any clumps.
15 – Now add in your knives and enjoy the beauty of this simple DIY thrifted project!
The real question is… are you going to keep this for yourself or give it to someone special? Good luck deciding.
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