As I was unpacking our kitchen after moving into our new house last week, I realized I no longer had a knife storage solution. Huh. We had an awesome magnetic knife strip above our oven in our last house that I decided to leave because we didn’t have a great place for it in our new house setup. So I figured maybe the next person who lives there might enjoy having it has much as I did. But as I started to unpack our kitchen, I quickly realized that I had failed to plan for a new solution.
So for the first few days we just stored our knives in this pot. I just quickly put them in there so they’d be out of the way as I kept unpacking and once I finally had our kitchen mostly in order, that pot of knives was still sitting there looking pretty cool. Ha! Of course I could have simply stuck them in a drawer, but I don’t really like my nicer/larger knives just lying loose in a drawer because I use them so often when I cook that it’s nice to have them handy.
I already had a marbled utensil holder that Laura had made at our studio house some time ago. I still use and love that utensil holder so I thought it might be nice to make a nice holder that somewhat matched since they’d both be sitting out on my counter together.
I decided to make this dark marbled knife holder. If you don’t include the dry time, it seriously only took me about 10 minutes to make once I had the supplies. I love that it was quick to make, inexpensive, and I can easily change up the design in a year or two if I’m in the mood. Here’s how I made it:
First I cut my poster board so it would fit inside my plastic container.
As you can see I actually marbled three different sheets. Marbling is so unpredictable that I think doing more than you need helps to ensure success.
I love marbling, but I also think that I may change out the design one day just because I’m the kind of person who likes to make small changes around her home ALL THE TIME. It’s a tick. 🙂 But I can easily empty this of the rice and change out the paper whenever without much work or expense. I’m also curious to see how long the rice lasts, like will it eventually get kind of groddy? I’ve seen lots of DIY knife holders that use rice, dry noodles, or dry beans (see here if you don’t believe me), but I’ve always wondered how long the contents last because it’s probably not forever. I’ll keep you posted. At any rate, I’m just glad to have my knives out of that pot. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.