A part of my current project - the kitchen extravaganza - I'm attacking everything.
Even the dish soap dispenser.
Everything must be pretty!
Practicality and beauty are fighting a war, and beauty is winning on every front.
I don't know how logical it is, or how long it will last, but for now, everything must be pretty.
Especially the more mundane kitchen items. It's time they got some love!
Spray paint is such a powerful weapon...
I started with my knife block.
So boring! Wood with a big, black recessed WP right in the center.
Sorry, Wolfgang Puck, but your knife block design doesn't really "go".
I filled the carving with putty, sanded it flat and spray painted the whole thing (I alternated spays of white and heirloom white - didn't want white, but I didn't want it cream, either)
Then I selectively distressed.
In case you're wondering about the paint getting inside where the knives slide in, I sprayed across that part. I probably got a bit in, but I think it's fine.
and my very most favorite 10 minute transformation thus far...
My soap dispenser.
This is the dish soap I use.
I buy the refill, so I always use the same dispenser.
I love the soap, but not the look - remember, everything must be pretty.
So I removed the labels (had to resort to some chemicals for that part!
And gave the base a light sanding.
Then I spray painted the bottom part copper, and the top part oil rubbed bronze.
Totally better, right?!