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Copper Knife Block – A 5 Minute DIY Makeover


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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. 

Copper Knife Block DIY

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. 

Copper Knife Block DIY

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. 

5 Minute Makeover

5 Minute Makeover

So now that I have an entire bottle of copper spray paint, share your DIY ideas on what’s next below!

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  • Reply Sheila November 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I love this! It’s such an easy and inexpensive way to make a pretty big difference! It looks so good…now to convince my husband to let me paint ours, haha.

  • Reply Emily November 12, 2016 at 11:19 am

    WOW looks great!! Way better!

  • Reply Bridget (Nutty Hiker) November 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    That is super awesome! I love that color especially with the stainless steel knife handles! I may need to steal this idea from you! =)

  • Reply OurFoodFix November 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Genius! Talk about a simple and impacting transformation. It is so sleek and stylish too.

  • Reply Melissa November 11, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    This looks amazing. What a great idea!

  • Reply bitesofflavor November 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

    What a GREAT idea! I never would have thought of this. Love it!

  • Reply kage2015 November 11, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I have already pinned this to make. Adds a touch of class to the kitchen.

  • Reply Brittany Comeaux November 11, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Super cute idea! I love all things copper and that definitely adds an awesome pop of color to your counter!

  • Reply Steph November 11, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Cute! Repurposing things is my fave DIY!

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