Updating kitchen counters

1 / 2 source source Okay, granted this option is not for the DIY beginner, but concrete countertops are affordable, durable, customizable, and can be”DIY’ed”!

This is an incredibly affordable option that any beginning DIY’er can accomplish!

And here are some more examples of what a little paint can do to breathe new life into your counters!

To achieve the look of natural stone slabs (which tend to appear more solid than granite but still aren’t completely solid), you can again paint the countertops using a variety of paints, clear glitter (not kidding! The change shown here isn’t vastly different in color, but it is pretty dramatic in the look of a high-end finish.

The glossy topcoat itself looks professional and more sophisticated than the previous countertops – in fact, it’s hard to believe that these countertops were once standard laminate..

For the backsplash, the home­owner chose easy-to-clean solid surfacing milled like beadboard from Swanstone.