little messy missy

little messy missy

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kitchen Counter Makeover For Under $40.00!!!!

 
So I bought pre-pasted & paintable wallpaper. ($12 Clearance roll.) I put it right over the top of yellow and orange glittered linoleum. It was in really bad condition. It was original to our home, which was built in 1932. I wanted the back-splash look like tarnished copper tiles. I painted some spots with two different colors of teal and then painted the entire thing with pounded copper rust-oleum paint. I like the way it looks! Then we bought a fabulous product, rust-oleum Countertop  Coating paint. Black. We also added a 3 inch strip of wood on the back. I was scared to paint my countertop, but I was not a fan of yellowy white 1930's linoleum either. One warning: the paint stinks to high hell and we were probably high for a good 12 hours, so I suggest doing this before you go out of town or something. We finished it up with black caulk and I really like it. The paint is the same type of stuff people use to refinish their bathtubs but I will be extra careful anyway. So there you go...a cheap kitchen makeover!!!

19 comments:

~~Melissa said...

Well done, Little Messy Missy! It looks great.

Bloody Frida said...

VERY cool!! I love it - wondering what the 'before' photos looked like

Becca's Dirt said...

It turned out beautiful. I have never heard of painting a countertop but yours turned out beautifully.

Yarni Gras! said...

oh how GOOD it looks! I adore doing quickie DIY projects :-)
what a great job!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I just love it. What a fantastic job you did! It looks wonderful!
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Janet said...

Wow! That looks beautiful!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, it looks very, very elegant! Nice job!

bad penny said...

WOW ! Fabuous ! It looks so atmospheic in there

LemonyRenee' said...

Way. Cool.

Wow!! Stunning! Great job.

bunny said...

Wow! It looks wonderful. I'd be scared to do it..although, NOTHING could make my kitchen look worse than it already does.

bunny

farmlady said...

That is so beautiful and I'm so impressed with your idea. What a great job for very little money. It looks very professionally done.

Two Dog Pond said...

That is amazing! Can you use that paint on ugly carpet?

Rosey said...

We used something similiar on our bathroom sinks and it turned out fabulously. I haven't dared to do the kitchen but you have inspired me to give it a whirl. We have ORANGE ....tacky as crap,.

temaire said...

That looks fantastic!!!!

AmyK said...

It looks fantastic! Eventually I need to do something similar to ours, but I suspect that the integrity of the wall itself has been compromised, so it's not going to be an easy task. Blah.

I love the way yours looks! You did great!

Chicken Boys said...

Looks great. We need a good kitchen makeover, too.
~Randy

-brooke said...

Wow! That turned out great! Good work!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love your kitchen backsplash! It is wonderful!

Melinda Cornish said...

it turned out great!

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