Sharyn
Sharyn
  • Hometalker
  • Round Lake, IL

Kitchen Counter Makeover With Paint

5 Materials
$30
2 Days
Easy

I'm new to this DIY thing. This time I took on something that I was super worried about doing, but I went for it and did it myself!! I painted my kitchen counter tops. And here is how I did it, take a look!
Before
Before
The counter was originally a light blue with a bit of pink
kitchen counter makeover
First thing I did was I taped off all of the edges so I can paint neatly.
kitchen counter makeover
I then applied a layer of primer. I used black primer which apparently is only available online.
kitchen counter makeover
Then, I sponged on a dark gray acrylic paint to begin the marbleized look, it's looking good so far!
kitchen counter makeover
Then I added in a metallic gold as well. It is getting there...
kitchen counter makeover
And then I added a metallic silver to the mix.
kitchen counter makeover
Finally I added 3 coats of semi gloss polycrylic.
I'm still waiting for it to completely dry so I can't put anything back up until tomorrow.
kitchen counter makeover
And it is all done, how great does it look?
kitchen counter makeover
The finished counter top- hope you like it as much as I do!
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3 of 30 questions
  • Wendy
    on Mar 15, 2019

    Is it heat resistant?

    • Sharyn
      on Mar 27, 2019

      I wouldn't put hot pots and pans right on it. Use trivets and it won't matter.

  • Trisha
    on Mar 15, 2019

    Did you sand your countertop before priming? Also is the poly a food grade if food touches the counter top?

    • Tiffiney
      on Apr 20, 2019

      WHERE do you get FOOD GRADE Poly?? I CAN'T seem to find it anywhere!??

  • Deborah
    on Mar 17, 2019

    I have a few scratches on my be ch tops. Will this make a difference to the outcome.

    • Sharyn
      on Mar 17, 2019

      I'm not sure what you mean but the primer covers very well. If you have deep scratches you may need to use some kind of filler to smooth it out.

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  • Debbie
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Awesome, thanks for sharing😃

  • Sheryll S
    on May 5, 2019

    Wow! Looks fantastic! I'm on board, but it might take me a few years!

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