Last summer my dad and I started my DIY kitchen makeover on a budget. First thing on the list was my cabinets.
Once my cabinets were completed, I immediately started to love my kitchen. However, my countertop was the next thing I knew I needed to change.
For 9 years, I would say I would just use some of my tax money to buy a new countertop. And every year would pass, because I did not want to spend the money. After years of waiting, a few months of research, and finally getting the ‘bug’ to do something about it.
One Saturday night, I decided to go to Lowe’s and roam around the kitchen area. I started to talk to the woman who was working and I asked her about this Rust-oleum spray paint I had read about. She then guided me to the paint department and showed me something that was even better and was made for countertops!
To my amazement, this can is only $19.99 and is available to be tinted in 16 colors. I chose Grey Mist for my countertop. She advised me to buy two cans and only tint one, just to make sure I had enough. Remember once you tint it, you can’t return it for you money back (just store credit I believe).
Luckily for me, someone had returned a can of Grey Mist and I ended up only paying $5 for my can of paint!!! Score!
Next, some things you will need:
- very fine sandpaper
- painters tape
- small foam roller for the edges and a regular size foam roller
- drop cloth
The first thing I did to prepare, was with warm water and soap, wipe down my countertop. Once that was dry, I then taped off and began sanding. Make sure to carefully tape off under the countertop, near your appliances and around your sink.
Once you’re kitchen is prepped, set your favorite playlist and get painting!!!
I started to the right of my sink and then worked my way to the end. I used the small roller for the edges and around my sink. I did have a small paint brush as well to touch up some areas (If you don’t, don’t panic!)
In less than two hours, my kitchen went from totally 1989 rose color countertop…….
I honestly could not believe how easy and affordable my DIY kitchen countertop makeover was.
Some things to remember once you are done:
- Do not use your countertop for the full 3 days it needs to dry!!
- Crack a window in your kitchen (if you have one) to get the paint smell out
- Peel the tape off when it is dry the next day
- Once your countertop is completely dry, make sure you gently put back all of your materials. You don’t want to scape off the paint if it is still a little fresh.
Next up, backsplash….. Stay tuned!!!