Friday, January 31, 2014

Countertop Painting

It has been a really long time since I have posted anything new on this blog....I have been quite busy being on bed rest and now having a new baby girl!  4 little ones is quite time consuming.  But I have been feeling so incredibly stir crazy this winter since I can barely ever go outside (that is what the idea of what feels like -100 degree weather will do to you)!  So because I have been locked up in the house I have decided to get back to work with easy projects that can be done without having to use my saw, stain, or any other outdoor product.  I have two really bad orange/yellow laminate countertops upstairs that I just could not take anymore.  I decided to paint them.  I am not going to do a tutorial today, but lets just say that I am glad that I did this and now this summer I am for sure going to do my kitchen countertops, that is how much I love how these turned out.  I just primed, painted a base coat, and did a lot of sponge layers of about 5 or six colors.  I sealed one of them with a polycrylic but I don't love the top coat so tonight I am going to use Envirotex lite to finish off the bathroom countertops.  I AM IN LOVE WITH THE BATHROOM COUNTERTOPS and I suggest everyone that can't afford new countertops to do this, it is SOOOOOOO scary at first but SOOOOOOOO easy and there really is no need to be scared!!


  1. What a wonderful transformation Melanie! Great Job!

  2. Thanks Sharon, hopefully I'll get the kitchen done too. Believe it or not, it was Mark that pushed this project. By the time you come out here next time, there should be a lot of projects done. This summer coming up is my last summer to get them done before we put the house on the market!!! Wow that is crazy to say!

  3. The countertops look great! I will be interested in the tutorial, so I won't bombard you with questions right now. Visiting from The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday.


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