27 May

Win: Countertop Makeover

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Pin Reaper: Joel

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/210402613813656763/, via http://justmisty.com/redo-your-laminate-countertops-for-under-ten-dollars-with-contact-paper/ Inspiration

What I Did: Hello everyone, you may remember me from my Minion Fail from the fall. I am back and redeeming myself! I found this post as a temp fix until my wife and I can afford new counters since we just bought this bungalow. This fix cost me $9 and 2 hours of patience with a side of OCD.

My Result:

Result

Next Time I Will: I would of added some better glue behind the window since its cold and peeling off a little after being there for a month. I may peel and redo in the spring to get a better stick.

Storyboard

 

Comments on this post
  1. Pam says:

    Wow! That looks awesome. I’d be interesting in knowing how well it stands up to the everyday rough life of a countertop. I have done something similar and covered the beige metal cabinetry in my work cubicle with a woodgrain contact paper, with pretty decent results. I never would have thought about this for a home.

    Looks wonderful, and is also a great way to test out different color combinations before making it permanent!

    1. Misty Kearns says:

      So glad to see my tutorial helped you out Joel! Your counter tops look great. :) Pam, the original tutorial is mine and I have had the contact paper on there for a year & a half. The only issue I have seen is it does shrink up a tiny bit over time/come away from the edges. Other than that it held up great. I don’t have a dishwasher so it gets wet pretty often from washing dishes, I just wipe it dry. I actually just redid my countertops with contact paper again 2 weeks ago because I finally convinced my landlord to let me paint the kitchen & I painted the cabinets too & decided to take the ugly silver banding that was around the cabinets and around the backsplash pieces off. It was a lot easier doing this the 2nd time around and looks so much better without the ugly old silver molding. I’ll be posting my 2nd time covering them with contact paper on my blog justmisty.com this month!

      1. AA says:

        Good job!

        1. jen says:

          That great vintage countertop with the Hudy ring(the silver band around the sink) is worth some money. If possible, hit up a retro site or sell it on craigslist. Might make enough to get the new counter you want.

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