It's so difficult to find a good price on kitchen counters. When I remodeled my kitchen I just didn't have thousands of dollars to spend on my counters. So I had to get creative. How could I have an expensive look on a penny budget? I made my island counter for just $36 and the rest of the counters for only $25!
Time: 2 Days
After building the island using stock cabinets with a plywood top, I screwed the long pine planks from underneath, sanded and stained it. Gorgeous!
I did the same with my cabinets here, but I topped the cabinets with hardiboard and tiled it with 18" travertine tiles. The men at the hardware store told me it wouldn't work. That was 3 years ago! :)
Even though I originally planned for my budget countertops to be temporary, I still have them and I still LOVE them!
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