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April 8, 2012

DIY Monogram Knife Block

I recently updated my old wooden knifeblock with a little paint and a stenciled monogram.

DIY Monogram Knifeblock | LiveLoveDIY

If my cutlery had little hands, they would high five me.
Mostly because it used to look like this.

It was really easy to update the knifeblock.
All I needed was paint, a stencil, and a little foam roller.

I decided to paint the wood a soft blue, Behr Light French Gray.

It's my absolute favorite blue.

and then because I'm obsessed with stencils, I decided to monogram an initial on it with a stencil.

I love the way it turned out. Definitely better than that sad little wood block. 

And it really goes great with all of our kitchen decor (see kitchen here, here, and here).

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  1. Love this! Who would have thought knife storage could be cool!

    And the color is fabulous!

    And your hubby shouldn't worry too much, tell him the paint will wash off his forehead (if he scrubs really hard)!

  2. hahaha! I will make sure to tell him! I was really thrilled with the knifeblock too! It really does look so cool in the kitchen! Thanks for the sweet compliments! :)

  3. I love this idea!! It's so simple but I honestly would have never thought to paint my knife block. The stencil was just an added stroke of genius. I may have to do this sometime!

    (P.S. I think we might have the exact same knife block :)

  4. Super cute! I need to update mine now!

  5. I love the monogrammed knife block! I would love for you to share it at my party at Jillify It!


  6. What a great idea. It turned out beautifully. Since you used flat paint are you concerned about being able to keep it clean?

  7. It's perfect! I love that color.

    {my simple messterpiece}

  8. That looks great, I just never ever thought of updating my knife block. Going to go have a look at it now...


  9. I absolutely LOVE this. I really want to do it for my MIL. Lol, I don't have a knife block.:)]

  10. I'm going to do this, just as soon as I can decide on a paint color!
    I just found your blog and it may be my new favorite!

  11. What a cute idea! I am now following your blog. I also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Go to my blog for the details:)

    Rachel (

  12. I love this idea! It turned out so cute!!

    I'm definitely going to do this one. We have two knife blocks, and they take up so much visual space on the countertop. I think painting them would make them kind of disappear.

  13. It turned out great! I love the color you chose. (Transforming my own knife block has been on my to do list for awhile.)

  14. This is great! I'm stopping over from The CSI Project & I'm your newest follower! I'm Pinning this to be in my to-do-queue!

  15. It turned out beautiful! Love the new look.
    (Perfect idea for our knife block too!! Thanks!!)
    Saw you at the CSI Project
    Debbie :)

  16. I think I am going to do mine in chalkboard paint!!!!!


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