I’m pretty pumped today guys.
If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know that I am tired of my kitchen with the pink counter tops. Yes, I said pink. Here’s what it looked like when we first bought it…
Aren’t they lovely? Like a nice Mauve color. Totally reminds me of my mom’s bridesmaid dresses from her wedding. Sorry mom. It’s not 1985 anymore.
Well I made the executive decision last night that I was going to paint them, since I realized we already had everything at home. Sander, primer, and paint! I just need to get some polyurethane to finish it off.
1. Take the caulk out from where the tile back splash and counter top meets. This may be the most hefty task so I have recruited a lady who knows her way around a razor blade… My mom. She’s going to help take all that junk out so we can paint it and then eventually re-caulk it after. Good luck mom… that’s all I’m saying.
2. Clean the counter really well and then sand it using a light sander. I have The Mouse sander, so that will work perfect for this. I just need to rough it up a little teeny bit in order for the paint to stick.
3. Prime! I hate priming. The one and only time I primed something (which was actually my Faux-place) I didn’t realize it was oil based, so I was washing off the paintbrush and it was a di-sas-ter. Obviously, because oil and water don’t mix. So I’m hoping this time will be much better, I’ll make sure to use a roller I can throw out for sure.
4. Since that needs time to cure, I’ll do the actual painting the next day. I’m just using regular house paint that I used on another project. It’s a dark brown, and that will be my base color.
5. Since that needs time to dry too, the next day I’ll do the fun part… the sponge painting! You take a few different colors you like, and you actually sponge paint it on and it looks like granite! Who knew?? I’m using a taupe color that I used for my craft room, and then I’ll get a few more colors too. I’m either going to use the craft paint at Micheal’s, or today I was walking through Lowe’s and I saw they have pre-mixed test pots for $2.00. I think I’ll use a black, taupe and 1-2 more brown colors.
6. The next step is to poly the entire counter with a few coats, drying between each coat. This will even everything out and give it a nice finish. I don’t want it too shiny, so I’ll have to check out Lowe’s to see what they have as far as finishes go.
I hope everything works out with this because I’m sick of looking at the mauve. Like, super sick of it.
In other good news, I got another order today from a client I don’t know! That’s always exciting to me because that means she has been looking at my shop and chose me to make her a bag. YAY!
Do you know anyone who has painted their counter before?
Do you think I’m crazy? (we all know the answer to this one).
Lauren : )