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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2009 08:17:59 AM »

Wow. You never would have thought that you had done was painted the countertops. They look awesome.
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2009 10:45:48 AM »

I just can't get over your countertops! They look so real, and SO shiny! I know i would have left brushstrokes or something. Almost looks like a resin coating. VERY nice.

Envirotex lite is a resin Wink

Those counters look amazing!  I wish I had seen this when I lived in my old house.  Wonderful job and congrats on being so crafty!
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2009 10:59:44 AM »

Ya know, I would love to have a tutorial of how this counter was done... My sister in law's (deadbeat.jerkface.loser) ex-husband left her and the kids with this horrid white GLITTER counter, this would be the perfect summer project! I guess I am wondering how many colors you sponged on and in what order! Your kitchen looks sooo amazing, great job!!
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2009 12:10:36 PM »

Wow!
You got one dreamy kitchen there, OP!
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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2009 02:24:12 PM »

I just can't get over your countertops! They look so real, and SO shiny! I know i would have left brushstrokes or something. Almost looks like a resin coating. VERY nice.

Envirotex lite is a resin Wink

Those counters look amazing!  I wish I had seen this when I lived in my old house.  Wonderful job and congrats on being so crafty!

*blush* I knew that, of course. hehe.
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2009 06:32:40 PM »

Okay - so I know you've already gotten a zillion comments on the countertop - but - THAT IS ONE AMAZING COUNTER TOP!!!  I am completely and utterly impressed.  By the way - what were they thinking when they installed pink counters? Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2009 07:00:33 PM »

Okay - so I know you've already gotten a zillion comments on the countertop - but - THAT IS ONE AMAZING COUNTER TOP!!!  I am completely and utterly impressed.  By the way - what were they thinking when they installed pink counters? Shocked

Haha, I don't know. The pink counters made me very sad face though, and I honestly didn't even want to be in there (that and a faucet that you know is gross and doesn't work properly anyway....oh and crusty drapes don't help make you want to cook) or be around for that matter. Now I cook everyday. And the best part is NO ONE has ever not thought they were granite. And when I tell them I painted it they totally freak and do a double take with like their eye ball wide open and ON the counter. LOL

Thanks everyone for your comments. Very much a happy face now  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2009 08:23:29 PM »

Awesome renovation!  Just wondering how those gorgeous countertops are going to wear.  Do you have to be extra careful not to scratch it?  Or set anything hot on it?
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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2009 08:57:08 PM »

First you lightly sand the counter tops, then I used regular wall paint as a base coat. Then I did sponge painting with acrylic paints til I got the effect I liked. Then seal it with envirotex lite. All less than $50 for paint and supplies.

Thank you SO MUCH for the tip about Envirotex -it really finishes everything off nicely! And your faux painting technique is amazing!!
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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2009 10:02:48 PM »

Awesome renovation!  Just wondering how those gorgeous countertops are going to wear.  Do you have to be extra careful not to scratch it?  Or set anything hot on it?

I actually did the counters back in September and they are holding up really great. (The first pic I posted was taken just a couple of weeks ago.) I never set anything hot on any of my counters even if they were granite...(I was just raised not to do that  Undecided)  and I'm not extremely careful not to scratch them or anything and they still look amazing. I set my toaster and blender and stuff on them and I don't see any noticeable scratches. I obviously don't cut directly on them but again raised not to do that ("That's what a cutting board is for" as my mom would say). I'm sure over time they will collect minute surface scratches (just as my laminate ones had apparently over the past 15 years.) Even if they became scratched I would just do a light coat of more envirotex. Hope this helps.
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