Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cheapest Kitchen Redo

We are slowly working on the house and with my VERY open schedule, it has given me a lot of free time to .... PAINT! I started with the kitchen because I wanted to get rid of this wallpaper.

We decided on a not-so-common color.....BROWN. I really like it. I looks like CHOCOLATE! But then the counters didn't look so good. They were a blue laminate but since we don't want too spend too much money, I looked at other options and found paint to be a decent option. Mom Shanks mentioned that her in-laws painted hers and I found some helpful blogs so I went for it.



I sponge painted the counter tops to look like granite and match the brown. It was then sealed with three layers of polyurethane. Here is a close up of the "granite"

It has held up so far. It's temporary and only cost about $75! Totally worth it.