Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Upcycling Old Knife Holder

So I was roaming through Pinterst and found such a great, crafty idea from Roaming Rolfe's blogspot! Thank you for the inspiration!

You know how I love turquoise, so again I found a fun way to incorporate it into my decor! The color is Martha Stewart Lagoon, leftover from a previous project ( Turquoise Armorie)! Here is how I did it! Now my mixer and knife holder all match! I'm loving my kitchen even more!!




   








33 comments:

  1. Love this. Where do you get or brand stencil do you use. Nice job!

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  2. Thank you! I got it from Hobby Lobby.

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  3. where did you get your blue kitchen aid??

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    1. Target! http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KSM150PSGB-Artisan-5-Quart-Glacier/sim/B0001HKVNS/2

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  4. Upcycling is when you use a found object and turn it into something else to keep it out of the landfill. This isn't upcycling, it's just decorating.

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    1. You are correct, this is just decorating, not upcycling.

      I do not feel your comment was rude or insulting. Just correcting the terminology. Which is appreciated by me.

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  5. She did up cycle she added her style to it rather than tossing it into a landfill and purchasing a brand new one. Why would you respond only to insult others. You did a beautiful job up cycling it!

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  6. Love it and love your positive outlook!!!

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  7. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upcycling

    An unpainted knife block is hardly waste or useless.

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    1. upcycle your personality. it's clearly in the trash.

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    2. ignorant internet trolls , maybe it just needs a snickers

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  8. I believe this falls under the category of upcycling into a product of better quality! I'm going to do mine today, thanks for the idea!

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  9. I LOVE it too!!!...Bah! Humbug to ol' Anonymous!!!!!! (I think this person is just jealous cause they didn't think of it!)

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  10. What a cool idea! I have a boring wood knife block on my counter that's going to get an upgrade now.

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  11. True...who cares if it's "upcycling, recycling or redecorating", it rocks and that was the point of the Blog to begin with. Clearly, she doesn't need a Wikipedia degree...just a paint brush and paint! Some people... I'm now going to take your AWESOME idea and make mine Red to match my Kitchen Aid mixer. Thanks for the post. :)

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  12. I don't care what you call it, either. It looks great! Mine is now yellow with blue flowers. Thanks for the inspiration, Kristin!

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  13. Great job Kristin!! And nice idea Ty! Forget the bad apples as to the upcycling comment - some people feel elevated if they are putting someone down. Keep lookin up hon!

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  14. This is AWESOME! I HATE my knife block, it sticks out like a sore thumb in my kitchen, I now know what I can do to it!! Thanks!

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  15. Thank you all!! I am still loving it!

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  16. Hey kristin i love ur work,but i have a doubt is that a sticker on the block or did you paint the black color design on the block ?

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  17. It was a stencile and I spay painted it ��

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  18. Question, does it need to have shellac added to protect the stencil?

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    1. You could, but I did not and it still looks great!

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  19. This looks great, thank you for the idea! I have several items that NEED paint for my new kitchen.

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  20. I pinned this a while ago and have just redone my kitchen. So now the knife block is getting redone to match!

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  21. I loved it. I've been looking at my old boring block for a while now. When I saw what you did to yours I immediately painted mine. It is absolutely refreshing. Thank you for the inspiration, no matter what you call it!

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  22. Upcycle, redecorate. Who cares? I think it's cool!

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  23. Upcycle, redecorate. Who cares? I think it's cool!

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  24. Great idea to the wood block I think I will do mine also.

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  25. I have an old wood block that could use an update. Thank you for sharing. Great idea.

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  26. I absolutely love this idea. I've tried a few wood pieces with stencils and always have trouble getting a clean line and not getting the paint outside the stencil lines, any hints?

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