We're going to go from THIS: The ugly, cheap looking peachy pink cream whatever you want to call them counter tops BEFORE, to....... THIS!
At last. The painted counter tops. Usually I'm met with a look of "Kammy, you have totally lost it with your thriftiness if you think painted counter tops are going to look even remotely classy" when I mention the idea. Well, only time will tell how well these hold up. But I'm here to tell you, that for now it has worked, looks classy, and I LOVE IT!!! Here's how it all went down.
We bought Rustoleum Countertop Paint from Lowes. Didn’t know they made such a thing, did you?? I bought two and had one tinted granite, and the other tinted pewter. It was $20 each. I used about half the granite color, and hardly any of the pewter.
Scared to be doing such a scary thing! NOTE: Must use a FOAM ROLLER to apply.
Beware. This stuff smells so bad you'd be thankful if a skunk would spray you so you could have a fresher aroma to sniff.
After applying the darker ganite color, I put on a glove and dipped a plastic grocery bag in the pewter color, tapping off the excessive paint on a cool whip lid. Make sure the bottom coat is almost dry, but still slightly tacky.
Lightly press the crumpled up sack randomly on the counter top.
|Wait THREE DAYS before putting anything on it, and then have all the little cousins over to test it's durability!|
****Read about my updated paint job - My "big mistake" bothered me enough to redo them and add lots more color - HERE.