If you follow on Facebook, you know that last week I was attempting to paint the countertop in our
Here it is in it's previous peachy glory...
I cleaned it well and sanded it with a sanding block.
Next I painted it with two coats of Zinsser Primer.
I purchased six different colors of craft paint from our local Michael's store and a package of sea sponges.
I dampened the sponge and poured out small amounts of each color onto a paper plate.
Then I channelled my inner '80's girl and sponged painted the countertop.
I chose four different shades of grey, a putty color and white.
The process went very quickly, but I made sure to leave it and walk away several times.
That gave me a fresh prospective each time I came back to it and
I was able to see areas that needed more of one color or another.
I let the paint dry for a couple of days and then
McG gave it three coats of water based Poly-acrylic sealer.
We left that to dry thoroughly for almost a week.
This past weekend we re-installed the old sink because it was still in great shape.
The faucet we chose to replace.
I'm very pleased with how the project turned out. It was definitely not a blog-fail!
The whole project was super cheap - the craft paint was on sale and cost 50 cents per bottle.
The primer and sealer were leftover from another project, so basically free.
We purchased the faucet in Michigan on one of our cross-border shopping trips back in the fall.
It was just $29.97 - so much cheaper than it would have cost to purchase it here in Ontario.
All in all, this project cost less than $40 - a great bargain, because a new countertop would have been at least $60 for laminate and even more if we chose to go with granite.
I will keep you posted as to how the countertop holds up.
Here's one last before and after look.
We have started a couple of other projects in the bathroom as well...
I'll be back later in the week to reveal this project!!