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Chalkboard Countertops

Awesome Remodels 21 hours ago
I didn't like my 30 year old laminate countertops from the moment I moved in to my house 5 years ago. I wanted something that looked like stone but less expensive. One night I got the idea to paint my counters with chalkboard paint. Not only is it beautiful, it's functional too. How would you like to write your grocery list right on your counter?
Time: 2 Days Cost: $50.00 Difficulty: Easy
This is the after photo two years later. They've held up great! I've only touched up a few spots here and there. It's food safe and I can lay hot pots directly on the counter.
Above is the kitchen as we bought it 5 years ago, looking a bit tired. I prepped our counters by sanding them and wiping them clean. I used painters tape around the areas I didn't want paint.
With a 6in roller & 1 quart of Satin Black countertop paint as my base coat, I went to work. After I let the paint dry overnight it looked like the picture above. Not a very good look yet.
On the second day I was excited to use the Matte Black Chalkboard Paint (1 quart). I let the paint dry overnight again. I woke up to beautiful stone like counters. I couldn't be more pleased.
It's like having new countertops but I can write messages on them! After I'm done writing my grocery list I can just wipe it off with a wet washcloth or disinfectant wipes.
**Ecos paints has a 100% nontoxic, No VOC & allergy free chalkboard paint which would be food safe. Or you can put a clear nontoxic coat over regular chalkboard paint. I'm replacing the tile backsplash soon, never finished! :)
Years later my counters still look beautiful.

To see more: http://marchorchard.blogspot.com/2011/12/chalkboard-counter-tops.html

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  • Sheryl Bentley
    Sheryl Bentley Lake Butler, FL
    Maybe
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  • Deborah Benson Nelson
    I think it looked great the way it was...so many times people ruin things i'd love to have that kitchen
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  • Chanda Wainscott
    Chanda Wainscott Belton, MO
    Your backsplash is wonderful ! No need to replace.
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  • Linda Miller
    How did you paint the cabinets they look great please share thanks
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  • Beth Deiner-kaminetz
    Beth Deiner-kaminetz Reisterstown, MD
    Fantastic!
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  • Julie Smith-Roof
    Julie Smith-Roof Dunnellon, FL
    Beautiful
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  • Kathy Stainthorp Rockwell
    Very nice. I love the cupboard color. What is it. 😊
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  • Fran Taylor
    Fran Taylor Keithville, LA
    Beautiful!
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  • Jodi
    Jodi Covington, VA
    I love the counters; the whole kitchen looks great!
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  • Sherran Herman
    Sherran Herman Salisbury, NC
    The laminate is coming loose from my countertops. Do you think I could do this on the wood under the laminate? Any suggestions? Love this. Had granite in my other house and hated it.
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  • Lisabeachmorgan
    lisabeachmorgan Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    This is a fabulous idea & an economical way to transform a kitchen on a budget. The counters beautifully accent the cabinets. :)
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  • HappyNanaSTLMO
    HappyNanaSTLMO Saint Louis, MO
    Brilliant and beautiful, Courtney! Ditto what others are saying about the cabinets ... I love them too!
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  • Linda L
    Linda L Seabeck, WA
    I love the whole new look.
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  • Dorene
    Dorene Springfield, VA
    I think your kitchen looks fabulous! Love the painted cabinets and the new look of your beautiful counters!
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Courtney - March Orchard

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