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. Their cost.
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 that will be nice to your pocketbook and look good while doing it.
DIY Countertop Makeovers
They only look expensive…
How to Make Your Laminate Countertop 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.”
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 that 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!
How to Make Countertops Out of Wood Doors
Yep, those are actual doors. This countertop 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!
DIY Penny Countertop
Ashley form Domestic Imperfection is a 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
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.
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. 😉
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!
Glossy Countertop Makeover
Designing Dawn got super creative and used a mixture of different paints and products to get a glossy countertop. It’s gorgeous! Glossy just grabs my heart and runs with it every single damn 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 in one of our previous homes.
Do you have any ideas for DIY Countertop Makeovers? Share the wealth with the rest of us in the comments below!
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