Counter tops are probably not something you think about painting, but you actually can and it actually works!

Painting your counter tops is an easy, but great looking way to have updated counter tops before you can afford the ones you want. Paint is not made to last forever, but it is more durable than you think.

I have my eye on some gorgeous wood or granite counter tops,ย but these at the moment would require lots of time or money so they move into the “one day” bucket ๐Ÿ™‚ย When more house projects are done and when the paint completely wears off I envision something like this:

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granite counters inspiration

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wood counters inspiration

 

But in the mean time I love what I have now and how it turned out!

Before & After

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diy painted kitchen countertops

diy painted kitchen countertops

close up

 

However, it is not perfect, and this is what I would do differently in the future:

ย Take the time to do it right
I rushed through this process and did not follow the steps as well as I could have. I really wanted to move in and get the counter tops in working order because the kitchen was chaos and making it hard to function. But make sure you take all the right steps!!

diy painted kitchen countertops

water stains that do eventually fade away

Sand (Oops, skipped this)
Prime (Oops, skipped this)
Paint (Oops, didn’t get one made for countertops)
Seal–multiple coats and give it enough time to “cure” (I didn’t give it enough time)

Even though I didn’t do it all correctly, I’m still really pleased with how it looks. It won’t last for years and years, but that wasn’t my plan in the beginning anyways.

It really transforms the kitchen and gives me a happy feeling knowing it went from ugly orange to country brown!

diy painted kitchen countertops

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1 Comment

  1. Renee

    December 17, 2015 at 4:15 am

    really looks good!

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