Friday, September 30, 2011

Countertop Paint FINISHED

I'm taking a little break from miscarriages and death for a day.

I've spent 2 weeks surrounded by it and while I've just gotten a call that the end is near for my grandma, I'm going to pretend for just a few hours that everything doesn't suck.

I realized that before we left Oregon in May I did not show you the final results of my countertop paint experiment.

Believe me, I thought long and hard about just leaving it half finished, but in the end I went ahead and completed the project and I gotta looks better than it did before.

But...countertop paint is by no means perfect, there are lots of little scratches and blemishes that happened many weeks maybe even a month after the counter had been painted, which is well beyond the recommended 48 hours that it takes for the paint to "set".

So, without further ado, here is the countertop before:

And the countertops after:

From afar I think they're awesome. I much prefer the gray to the red, but there are little boo boo's like this:

And when you try to fix the boo boo's you get this:

So, to sum up. Love the color and the ultimate look from afar, but not happy with close up result.

Once we're back in Oregon for any length of time that has nothing to do with funerals or death we'll do some experimenting and hopefully find a solution to fix the monstrosity of ugliness that is that last picture.

Until then countertop paint is not getting a big fat thumbs up from me, but it's not getting a thumbs down either because like I said, it looks better than the red. So, what is that a thumb sideways?

Anyone else try countertop paint yet? Have better results?


  1. we are going to do it in our bathroom...we will let you know!

  2. I was going to do our bathroom because I hate the brown color they put in there.. complete with ugly brown "accent tiles" but I chickened out. I might wait and see how Kenzie's bathroom turns out before I try... I hope you get the boo-boo's out... but I agree, the gray is better than the red!

  3. it looks fantastic! even with the booboos, i think it's gorgeous. and you can be proud that you did it. congrats!

  4. Thanks so much for your note on my blog earlier today, I really appreciate it. I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry for your loss. You are a very strong person to be moving forward and doing productive things (like painting your countertops) after such an experience.

    Speaking of your countertops, they look fantastic - the red really complements the wood and makes the whole room look warmer. I love it!

  5. I've never painted counter tops before, but yours look great! Bummer about the little imperfections...I wonder if you can google how to hide them? Good luck!