I’ve always felt that the knife holder was a bit of a sore spot on my counter. (Well my whole kitchen is but that’s for another day) and have tried to put everything away in cupboards or drawers but it’s just so darn convenient having the knives out and ready. So, feeling that I had nothing to lose, I thought I might jazz up the holder itself a little with a bit of colour. I wanted to try spay painting it but alas, due to the below 0 temperatures we have, I couldn’t try out my project. But, today it was warm enough! (Sort of, maybe…). So, I took it out side and went to work… Not as ABC as I thought it would be.
Sanding. I always try to sand, at least a little to make myself feel like I put in the extra effort
Primer.I first assessed which way the wind was blowing, which I honestly think was pointless cuz it kept changing, than started spraying. It always says to stay 6-8 inches away but due to the wind, it wasn’t working so well so I got a little closer. I should have taken a hint then but I’m stubborn. I waited about 10 min and did another coat. This seemed to work well. Then the can said to wait 20 minutes or 24 hours to spray the colour on. So of course I waited 20 min
Shake can. It should have been 2-3 min but I probably did 30 sec. Mistake number 1.
Start spraying. Wow, that stuff made a mess!!! I don’t know if it was a cheap can or because I didn’t shake it enough (didn’t shake it enough…) but it went everywhere. It was “wet”. Dripped all over the place, but of course, being stubborn I kept at it (maybe mistake number 2?). I waited another 20 min for the next coat (I think that’s what it said). Did another coat. I felt like it wasn’t staying on well, like the primer kept showing through. Plus it was drippy, but mostly on the back which doesn’t show anyways
Wait, let it dry and see what happens. After getting groceries running errands blah blah blah I came home and decided it need one more coat.
*Side note: on account of the “paint going every where” my fingers got covered in paint. I had no idea how sticky and difficult it was to get spray paint off! After googling how to remove it, the only thing I had on hand (and was a common suggestion) I tried nail polish remover, it did the job!
Final consensus. Not sure if it was the best colour choice, I like the colour on its own and it matched the retro vibe I’m going for in the kitchen (on account of the pastel blue countertops we won’t be replacing anytime soon, cabinets to be painted this summer). But what’s done is done and if hubby hates it, I can always go buy another one…