Painting my countertops

The Shabby Nest
by The Shabby Nest
I had recently grown tired of my black countertops. Knowing new counters weren't 't in the budget I decided to paint them. I first scuffed them up a bit then primered them. With zinssers primer. I then put two coats of Behr premium paint in snowfall. I decided to make them look like marble. I used a dark grey craft paint and a couple different size craft paintbrushes. I made the veins in a sorta 45 degree angle across the counter. Working on small sections at a time. I used a large softening brush or glaze brush lightly dipped in the white paint watered down and softened the veins to give them that watery marble look. This takes some practice to get the right look so you might want to practice first. If you mess up you can always fix it! Don't let it scare you! After I completed it all I sealed the counters with three coats of water based poly. This is my third time painting counters and have never had any problems with them holding up. I tend to be a cutting board fanatic! So what are you waiting for?
This is the before and after.
Here is the kitchen put back together
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  • Brenda strattman Brenda strattman on Jul 09, 2016
    What were the counter tops made of??

  • G. Robinson G. Robinson on Jul 22, 2017
    Thank You for sharing your wonderful idea! Your kitchen is so beautiful and I'm absolutely BLOWN AWAY at how crazy amazing you painted your countertops! Girl, this is ART!!!
    I'm wanting to "attempt" this project.. Ha!Ha! I have to laugh at myself for thinking I can make that happen!!!!
    I believe you posted this a while back, so I wanted to ask how well it has held up for you? Since it's the most used (and abuse) part to the heart of a home, I was just curious how well you are enjoying this mind blowing piece of ART...
    Thank You again for sharing your kitchen with me.✌🏼❤️🐾🐾

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  • Karen Karen on Oct 13, 2015
    I really like this idea. Your counters look great. Thanks for the post.!

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 19, 2017
    Wow! What did you use for the pale blue backsplash? I need to replace mine.