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Topic: Faux-granite countertop! Just a little paint and elbow grease!  (Read 15118 times)
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« on: November 28, 2011 05:46:44 PM »

So, I just bought a house and the kitchen needs upgrading. I really wanted granite countertops, but didn't want to spend that crazy amount of money. Being a crafty kind of girl, I opted for a faux-granite look for my ugly white stained laminate countertops. I LOVE how it turned out! If you would like to do the same for REALLY cheap, google and youtube 'faux-granite' countertops! It was a lot of fun and with a whole wack of counterspace, it only took around 12 hours labour! You can't see in the pics, but there are flecks of silver to mimic real granite! All you do is prime, apply base coat (I chose black) and then with colours of your choice, use a sea sponge to create that mottled granite look, making sure you add the veins and such and then seal it with layers and layers of polyurethane for the high gloss and durability.

This weekend, I'll be painting the backsplash and then next weeked, it will be painting the cupboards and getting those drawer knobs that look like little diamonds Wink

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011 06:21:10 PM »

your countertops look fantastic!  love it!

« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011 06:30:32 PM »

Looks great! Did you buy one of those kits or just buy everything yourself?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011 06:32:48 PM »

it looks great! can we have a close up picture?

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011 06:43:32 PM »

Thanks! No kits, just bought everything myself!

I'll take some close-ups for you tomorrow. It's incredible how realistic it is!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011 07:31:25 PM »

That looks amazing!  Shocked  Is it durable? I'm going to have to try that when I redo my kitchen.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011 08:09:42 PM »

This looks awesome!

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011 09:14:00 PM »

I also would love to know how durable it is!  Absolutely amazing.

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011 10:41:27 PM »

Years ago I did a behind the scenes tour at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and one of the things they showed us about set design and construction was these faux marble tiles, done in a similar fashion to your counter tops. We had to touch the tiles to be convinced they were just painted. Anywhoo, your counters have that same ""gotta touch to believe" look. Excellent work.

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011 04:33:59 AM »

THanks! Yes, super durable. I was talking to a lady at Rona who had also done a faux-granite countertop  like this and she said it had been over a year since she did hers and it isn't showing any signs of wear and tear. I'm super jazzed about this countertop and just can't believe how it turned out. So happy!

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