Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kitchen Countertops

Hello Readers,

The kitchen update is slowly coming along , over the weekend I worked on "jazzing up" those very dated counter-tops per Abby's recommendation :)

Are you ready for a sneak peek!?


Here are some of my favorite products including
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite

If you are interested in trying chalk paint please click here, I have ordered  my paint from Classic Wall Finishes and Patty is always very helpful.

you don't have to prime when using chalk paint but I wanted to take this extra step because it's the kitchen

I didn't want a smooth finish so I scuffed the counters up before applying the Wipe-On Poly

Abby is making sure it's done right

it was the "hubs" idea to use his buffer for waxing this save a lot of time and it help to give the counter-tops a bit more character


I really like the look it's sort of worn and aged


I am pleased with the results but I will wait about 7 days before I put anything  on the counters I just want to make sure the paint, polycrylic, wipe-on poly and wax are completely dry and cured.


only time will tell how well this technique will last but I'm willing to be the guinea pig I will keep you posted on the wear and tear



I painted the counter-top in the bathroom about a year ago and it has held up very well without any problems you can read about it here.

I hope to have this kitchen finished soon.......I can't take the organize mess much longer, Abby on the other hand is having a grand old time sniffing and getting into any and everything I don't think she wants the doors put back on, Abby isn't as innocent as she looks.

Thanks for stopping by!
Liz Marie Blog
Our Delightful Home

65 comments:

  1. Love the contrast of the painted counter tops! Abby has good taste.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous transformation Vicki!!!
    They look like granite!
    Can't wait to see everything finished
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  3. Your kitchen looks amazing!!! What a huge difference. I keep going back n forth about what I want to do with the counter. This looks great!

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  4. I have always wondered about using chalk paint on counter tops. Looking forward to seeing how they wear. Looks great!

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  5. Great transformation. I love the dark counters against the white cabinets. Looking forward to seeing the finished space.
    Shelly

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  6. What a great idea! They look fabulous!

    www.mommymandymusings.com

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  7. Those countertops are beautiful!! What a great idea!! I'll definitely keep this in mind when we redo our laundry room!!

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  8. WOW!!!! Going to put this on my Facebook page! Looks great with the white cabinets. Also would love if you'd share this at next week's Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party - I get soooo many questions about my painted countertops! :) Hugs to you, Vicky!

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  9. Very nice! They look beautiful! I pinned it onto 2 of my largest DIY boards, so I hope you get some good traffic coming by!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  10. wow! so interested in how they hold up!!

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  11. Did this stuff go right on top of the Formica? It looks great!

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  12. Did this stuff go right on top of the Formica? It looks great!

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  13. I'm pinning this. Please thank Abby for the great idea!

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  15. I preferably like wooden worktops in the kitchen area because they bring natural feel and are resistant towards heat.

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  16. Please share your opinion on using this paint on kitchen countertops a few months later.

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  17. Hi, I am wondering did you put the poly on before waxing it?? How is it holding up so far. I am looking at doing this but would love to get ideas on how people are going about it prior to making my purchases.
    Thanks and it looks great!

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  18. How did the countertops hold up?

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  20. Please update with long term results. I would like to do this if it has held up well.

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    1. I agree!! I'd like to know how these held up and the other in the bathroom!! We need both rooms done and I'd like to know the order with the wax or top coat?? Did you follow standard 'rules of Annie Sloan??" Even in the wet bathroom??

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