Monday, August 12, 2013

Adding a SPLASH of COLOR to your Kitchen!!

Me and my hubby live in a rental so we are limited on what we can do to decor wise. We cannot paint walls or upgrade things. My boring little kitchen needed a little color and me in it. I love the color orange and I love pigs. So I grabbed my knife wood block and a wood pig plaque my mom gave me.
Both needed a little TLC and pizazz. I decided to paint them a pumpkin orange. I had a small tester bottle of the exact orange that I wanted to use. I purchase this at walmart for a couple dollars. these are kind of nice for smaller jobs and the lid has an attached brush. bonus. If you are interested in the color it is a better homes and garden brand, item # BHG418 Mango Mania. I painted the whole knife block except the bottom and the pig I only painted the top and sides. note: when painting the wood block, to keep the metal plaque on the front from getting painted I covered it with masking tape.

Once the orange paint was dry, I applied 1 coat of clear sealant and let dry for a couple hours.

Now I pulled my cricut and my "make the cut" design system out and cut out 2 "H"s and 3 fun frames to surround the H's for the wood block and then I cut out the saying "Never Trust a Skinny Cook" all using black vinyl. Vinyl has become such a popular and stylish way to add a bit of you to walls and decor. when I got my decals where I wanted them I just used a credit card to rub over the tops of them to help them stay on. and there you have it. 

Hope you enjoyed this project!!



  1. I love this and thank you for the tutorial. What great ways to add color and personality to your kitchen. Thanks for submitting this to the FCCB Vinyl Challenge!
    jilliene designing

  2. Such creative ideas for kitchen items and vinyl fun. Glad you could share this with the vinyl University week of fun.

  3. Loving these projects Carrie!! Especially that piggy! LOL! Makes me smile!! Thanks for joining the FCCB challenge! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  4. Super kitchen decor! I really like the pretty font, I would have never thought of decorating the knife block like that but what a brilliant idea! Thanks for joining FCCB's Vinyl Cricut Crawl this week!!

  5. These are great! I never would have thought of painting and decorating a knife block like that - I love it!! Thanks for joining the vinyl challenge at FCCB this week!