Happy Friday! I have a great 5 minute DIY to share – a repainted copper knife block. Why the knife block? Well, it’s always out on my counter, so I have to look at it everyday. Why shouldn’t it make me happy? Plus – I was looking for a pop of color in my otherwise relatively neutral kitchen.
I debated a color choice for awhile. A pop of plum? Navy? I couldn’t decide. And then I remembered a few months ago spraying some mason jars rose gold and the thought of metallic spray paint hit me. I decided to go with copper since the knives themselves are already silver.
So my black knife block was in relatively decent condition. There were, of course, some nicks near where the knife slots are. But all in all, a pretty smooth surface and a matte finish. For prep, I gave it a good cleaning with some surface cleaner to remove any kitchen gunk that had accumulated. To paint, I purchased some Krylon Metallic Spray Paint (in copper) from my local Michael’s for about $5.
I sprayed it three times in thin coats. Thin coats help prevent any dripping and allow for a smoother finish.
I allowed it to dry for a full hour before bringing inside to avoid any paint smell in my kitchen. That’s it! It was literally a five minute project and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
So now that I have an entire bottle of copper spray paint, share your DIY ideas on what’s next below!