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Refinished Counter Tops With Paper

Remove edging of Formica counters...it they are preformed androunded you will have to paper over the edge and smooth it to the bottom edge. Cleancounter tops thoroughly and fill any divots or holes. Take craft paper(scrunched and torn or cut into pieces depending on your style) soaked it in 2parts water 1 part while glue...smoothed onto counters and over the edge. (Don'tsmooth so much you lose the scrunched look unless you want a more or a smoothlook). Cut paper along the wall if it needs it and along the bottom edge. Layeruntil you get the look you want. Once it is dried stain to your color choosing.Put a couple of layers of poly and then sand lightly to smooth and place a1" stained edge piece and add a couple more layer of poly. Be careful notto place hot pot on counter...I put a large decorative trivet where I usuallyput hop pots. You can try this on a piece of wood first until you get the hangof it and the color of stain you want...the paper takes stain differently thanwood... you could also color wash it with paint. It does take about a week, just because of the drying time between coats of poly.
Time: 5 Days
  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on May 26, 2013

    like to see the directions, but it looks beautiful

  • Z
    on May 26, 2013

    It almost looks like stained concrete Mary. It's beautiful. @Lynne, the directions are above the photo. At least they are now. Mary might have added them after your request.

  • Michaelene Sullivan
    Michaelene Sullivan Sault Sainte Marie, MI
    on May 27, 2013

    Directions, anyone?

  • JP S
    JP S Marietta, GA
    on May 27, 2013

    I love that look!

  • MarriePierrette
    MarriePierrette Canada
    on May 27, 2013

    Will sur élu try this on a little table...

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