Monday, January 9, 2012

Mom's Gorgeous Painted Countertops


Today I bring to you my very own mother's painted kitchen counter tops.  She totally owes me for this one. ;) You see, I first came across this idea from a blogger who I have a mutual cousin with, Peter Marie.  I asked her what she used, and the rest is history.  I remember when I called my mom about the idea, and one day while she was visiting me, we set to work (oh mine, not her's).  NOW, I must tell you this.  My mom had been looking into replacing her kitchen counters.  Before we started mine, she said "Kammy, that's okay for your old farmhouse.  But our house is... newer, and well... painted countertops just wouldn't quite cut it...."  Hmph!!!  Boy was she wrong!!!!  After seeing mine, she changed her mind and decided to paint her own!!  (Saved hundreds - possibly THOUSANDS of dollars!!)  Here's how they looked before:
Notice the old hardware too!  I ordered her new pulls off of Ebay.  TRUST ME ON THIS: Ebay is the best place to purchase a large quantity of pulls and knobs!!!  Probably pay about 75% less than you would at say Lowes or Menards.  (And yes, that's my beautiful mama.  She didn't take a before pic so I had to do some digging!)
After!  
Oooooooo Ahhhhhhhh, such a better look, eh?  Even more so since it cost under $100!!!

She bought three colors of Rustoleum Counter Top Coating, and from those three, mixed two other colors, for five in all.  After painting the base coat, she sponged them on top of each other, just kept layering the colors on for depth.  She finished up by putting two coats of polyacrylic on top.
I'ts been OVER A YEAR and this is how they look today!  Just as good as the day she did them!!!


Yes, she's also a talented artist.  She painted that picture, Can you believe it?  Yeah, I'm jealous.  But I also don't have the patience for her to teach me - although she wants to make me her student in the worst way!  haha. :)

Be sure to come back tonight and link up YOUR trash to treasure projects on Kammy's Korner!!

Happy Monday to you!!!!!
Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

16 comments:

  1. Wow Kammy! Turned out great and for less than 100 bucks - wow! can't beat that!
    ~Tami

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  2. Wow! What a huge difference! You did an amazing job! I will keep this post in mind in the future if I ever want to do this! I love it!

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  3. And it looks just as good in person and FEELS fantastic! So doing this with our countertops! So glad you posted this Kammy, because when I told Scott what I wanted to do, he thought I was crazy. :P Now, I can come here and show him!!! :D

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  4. The counters are beautiful...You should not miss the opportunity to take lessons from a very talented Mommy...
    GrannyB

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  5. Looks good! And that's one Hot Momma Kim! Cute jeans and all! ;o) Hope you all are doing well!
    Carol

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  6. Whoa! That's amazing! I wish I had counter tops to try it on :)

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  7. This is so inspiring, I have several counters I need to do something with!

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  8. Wow, those countertops look wonderful! And thanks for the tip about buying pulls/knobs on Ebay, I didn't know that was an option.

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  9. Great job! I painted the laminate rails on our old pool table to look like stained mahogany. I used Zinsser Bullseye primer as a base. Then I painted on a coat of dark red latex paint. After that I brushed on a coat of mahogany stain so it looked like wood grain. I topped it off with a couple of coats of polyurethane. It has been a few years and hasn't had one chip yet! I haven't heard of Rustoleum's countertop product. I'm anxious to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. The countertops look great! So warm toned and welcoming. Beautifully done!

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  11. Amazing and gorgeous! I am sooo jealous. I am pinning this for future use! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  12. Looks great! Glad they are holding up so well!

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  13. That looks beautiful ! It seems we have a few hobbies in common. Stop by sometime www.bargainfun.net and see my Garage Sale Goods !

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  14. More in depth instructions? Would so love to try this but I really need step by step. Awesome post.

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  15. Would love to do this but have a couple questions. Do you have to take out the sink and stove top when refinishing? Do hot pans damage the new counter top? Can you use a knife on refinished tops or do I still have to use a cutting board for everything?

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  16. I was wondering what colors she chose? I really like the this and want to do it myself.

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