How do you redo your yellow counter tops and brown sink in Kitchen?


I still have the counter tops and sink in my kitchen from when our house was first built in the early 70's. We do not have a lot of money to spend, but really want an update. Also can I put inter locking wood floors over my existing linoleum floors?

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  • Asn26895873 Asn26895873 on Aug 28, 2018

    I’ve heard that they now sell paint that you can use on laminate. Assuming it’s in relatively good condition, perhaps you could paint it and reduce the cost enough to replace the sink?

    • Tammy Tammy on Aug 28, 2018

      Thanks for the information, I will look into the paint, and possibly see if I can paint the sink.

  • Nevena MacLean Nevena MacLean on Aug 28, 2018

    There is now interlocking linoleum selfadhisive. Looking just like real wood, resistant to water ( so great for kitchen and bathroom) and the most economic and easy to put by yourself. Only thing is it doesn’t make for a noise of a wood or otherwise wood- like flooring. It’s silent ( like linoleum). Can be a good thing. For sink maybe a change is a must but for counter- can be covered in some kind of metal. Stainless steal is the best but also very expensive- but if you like industrial shabby chic version copar or even tin is an option. Otherwise butcher-block can look fancy. Or tile. I would get huge floor tiles ( more resistant and less joints to clean). Hope that helps.

  • Tammy Tammy on Aug 28, 2018

    Thanks for the great advise. I will look into the interlocking linoleum. I love the idea of the shabby chic version, and maybe the tile for the counter tops.

  • Peggy Riggles Peggy Riggles on Aug 28, 2018

    I just finished a project on a budget myself that sounds much like yours!

    Our small church was built in 1972 and the only things that had been changed were the floors and refrigerator. The cabinets and countertops were not only out of date but worn and shabby! I had seen YouTube videos of counters done with stone coat epoxy and thought I could do it because they gave such thorough details and was relatively inexpensive so I tried it and it turned out really well! There was some prep to be done to do it over old formica but it wasnt hard just tedious, scrubbing with tsp, sanding, filling cracks with bondo, applying a bonding primer, then 2 coats of behr paint & primer and dry time then covering the cupboards with plastic (it does get messy!) Then it was epoxy time! It really was the easy part. There are specific recipe choices on the website for stone coat and I did a marble effect. We have more countertop area than most kitchens and it cost close to 400.00 . I just ordered enough to do my moms small/ average kitchen and it was only 95.00. It is supposed to hold up to almost anything ( theres a video of hot pans setting on it without issue) and also repair videos for cuts or other unusual damage. I highly reccomend it! This epoxy is also food safe. I also used General finishes java gel stain on the cabinets for a beautiful easy fix on the cabinets. I had used it on my bathroom cabinet several years ago and it has held up awesome! Good luck however you go!