Looking to update your countertops without breaking the bank? Give one of these DIY countertops a whirl then! These totally doable and cheap countertop makeover ideas will give your kitchen a whole new look in a weekend!
I dream of marble countertops.
I dream of having them in my kitchen and bathrooms.
The dream is cut short when I realize two things:
1. The high maintenance that is required to keep marble counters pristine.
2. The cost of marble countertops.
New countertops, particularly stone counters, are expensive.
The words “large” and “budget” are never put together when it comes to projects around our household.
Since doing my faux soapstone countertops (link just below), I have found that the internets are filled with awesome DIY Countertop Makeovers. With these ideas, you can redo kitchen countertops without breaking the bank, but while still getting a whole new look in your space.
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DIY Countertop Ideas
These kitchen home improvement projects only look expensive…
How to Make Your Laminate Counters Look Like Stone
When Grunt Labor and I made over his man cave, we couldn’t afford a new countertop for his built-ins. Instead, I figured out a way (for only $15!) to turn them into “stone.” All you’ll need is a little elbow grease and some countertop paint!
DIY Upholstered Countertop
Give your countertops an unexpected twist with upholstered countertops. Of course, this option is going to work best for built-in cabinetry countertops, not kitchen counters.
DIY Faux Carrara Marble Countertops
There is nothing Diane from In My Own Style can’t do. Seriously – she is just amazing. Case in point, this faux carrara marble counter. Is that not stunning? And she painted it! If painting faux marble seems too daunting, you could always opt for marble contact paper like this.
How to Redo Countertops Out of Wood Doors
Yep, those are actual doors. This kitchen counter makeover is sheer genius. The Mustard Ceiling made those counters out of wood doors. Nope, not even kidding. And aren’t they beautiful? I love a good piece of stained wood! Salvage yards often have doors for cheap!
A Kitchen Countertop Makeover that Will Cost You Pennies
Ashley from Domestic Imperfection is the queen of repurposing items. Not only did she use paper bags for flooring one time (for real!), but she also made a countertop from pennies. Pennies, people!
DIY Painted Countertops
One of the more popular budget kitchen countertop options is to just paint them. Jacque and Matt, the husband and wife duo from The DIY Village, used an easy kit to take their counters from blah to bold. If you don’t have any DIY experience at all, then often a countertop kit is the way to go. I’ve used this countertop kit before and it’s really simple to use!
Glossy Countertop Makeover
Designing Dawn got super creative with her cheap countertop makeover. She used a mixture of different paints and products to get a glossy countertop. It’s gorgeous! Glossy finishes always grab my heart and runs with it every single time!
Granite Look Countertop Makeover
Gail from My Repurposed Life gave her countertops a chic black stone makeover. The end result looks so much like the granite we had in one of our previous homes. This countertop paint kit will give you a similar look.
Cheap Countertop Ideas in the Bathroom
White Painted Countertop Makeover
I’m Flying South painted both her vanity countertop and sink. I love the clean, crisp white. It gives the entire space a fresh, clean feel. So fresh and so clean clean. 😉 I’ve used this countertop paint before to give counters a uniform color.
DIY Concrete Countertops
Tasha over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body updated her vanity counter with concrete for a whopping $20. I’m generally not a huge fan of concrete in home decor, but I have to say – these look good!
Do you have any cheap countertop ideas? Share them in the comments below!
More budget kitchen and bathroom projects you might want to see…
7 Kitchen Island Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of Yet.. – genius ideas for kitchen islands!
10+ Kitchen Ideas for Decorating, Organizing and Storage – functional, but still pretty kitchen ideas!
Bathroom Remodel Ideas on a Budget – nine different ways to save loads of money without compromising on style for your next bathroom remodel.
High Style Low Budget Home Decor Projects – for when you’ve got champagne taste, but the beer budget.
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