Thursday, December 5, 2013

Put Your Cards On The Counter...

Do you know how long I have hated my kitchen counters? I know, hate is a strong word…I strongly dislike them…Ha. No, I hate them.

I have wanted to redo them for a while, but we have no idea what we wanted to change them to. Granite? Silestone? What? I have no idea, but one day we will decide, and it will be amazing.

In the meantime, I couldn't stand this kitchen another day, and I decided that we could cheaply change things to make them more palatable, ha.

Our counters were some sort of laminate, with a wood trim. There was a large, and hideous green laminate backsplash, but I ripped that off a few months ago, and spackled and painted.

We bought some pine boards from Home Depot, and I seriously thought we could make new counters in a weekend…


It took a little longer than that (apologies to the husband, ha). But we got them done. Faux butcher block counters…but cheaper!


They are rustic, and dark. And rich, and pretty.


I think they are better than the laminate, and I am happy with how they turned out.


I still need to come up with a backsplash, and I have a plan for those floors, as well.


But for now, I am enjoying my "new" counters!


6 comments:

Renate said...

Wow, beautiful! You are so talented. Good job.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I really like your new counters too. They turned out fabulous. We're thinking of a kitchen counter/floor redo in the near future. I loath my counters BIG time. It's hard to make decisions. Thanks for the inspiration.

Brandi said...

I love them! Great job!

Paula said...

You are incredibly creative!!!!! They are beautiful!

Janice Willis said...

Oh those are beautiful!

Desiree' said...

Love the new counters!!! I think you need to do a tutorial!!! I can see those in my bathroom!!! please tell us how :)