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Chalkboard Countertops

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?
Years later my counters still look beautiful.
Time: 2 Days Cost: $50.00 Difficulty: Easy

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

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  • Vicki Pemberton
    Vicki Pemberton Harriman, TN
    WOW looks like a whole new kitchen! great job!
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  • Karen Bostick
    Karen Bostick Spring Hill, FL
    Great job! What a difference it made to your kitchen.
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  • Maia
    Maia New York, NY
    Hi, I was wondering, after painting the countertops with the final coat... how long did you wait until actually using and placing anything on the countertops?? Just over night drying or longer?!
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    • Courtney - March Orchard
      Maia Hello Maia, I waited until the next morning to place anything on the counters. You could probably do a touch test just to make sure it's dry but I would wait at least 12 hours. I hope that helps. :)
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  • Bibl
    Thank-you so much for your reply.. beautiful kitchen!!
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  • Lavende
    Lavende Costa Mesa, CA
    So creative! I'd never have thought that chalkboard paint would hold up in the kitchen like that, this opens up a whole new world of ideas. How has the maintenance of them been for you?
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    • Courtney - March Orchard
      Lavende Hi Lavende, The maintenance is very easy. I only touch up the counters once a year, if that. It's as easy as touching up paint. Other than that it's just like a normal
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  • Jeri Harrison-Grace
    That is a cool idea!!! I am sticking this idea of yours in my back pocket for future reno how awesome!
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  • Ksch
    I painted my counters with the chalkboard paint and unfortunately my sink leaked overnight, leaveing standing water on the countertops. The paint then bubbled and when I went to wipe it, I actually stripped the paint off. Have you had this issue? Did
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    • Courtney - March Orchard
      Ksch Hi Ksch, No I haven't had any issues with the paint wiping off at all. Had the paint dried yet? Did you put a countertop base coat on before you painted it with the chalkboard paint? Did you
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  • Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air
    Looks so very nice!
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  • Nicole
    Nicole New York, NY
    What material were you painting on? I have formica and want to use chalkboard paint, but everything I read seems to indicate it won't take on that surface!
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    • Courtney - March Orchard
      Nicole I have laminate counters. Formica is a type of laminate, so yes you can paint on them. I used countertop paint as my base and then painted chalkboard paint on top of the base coat.
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  • Lydia Savoie
    I am wondering if you have the directions from start to finish on how you did this. I am very much interested in trying this! Thanks
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Courtney - March Orchard

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