Thursday, 16 June 2016

Project: Benchtop

It's quite amazing the products that are on the market these days. We renovated our kitchen a little while back, but never got round to changing the bench top as it was still in good condition. However, I wasn't happy that the colour no longer suited the rest of  the room.


So this week, and for as little as AU$190, with the help of Giani paint and a little masking tape (above) we began the task of updating the benches.


This is what it looked like after the base coat was applied.


This is after three random sponge applications of minerals. First you dab on a Pearl Mica, then Inca Gold and finally White Limestone, to give this granite look. You can put as much of each colour as you want, it's entirely up to you.


Then after two applications of a clear top coat and the tape has been removed . . .


. . .  a whole new look kitchen!

10 comments:

  1. Oooh I love seeing home projects! I hope you can post more!

    You know, you wouldn't have thought this was a result of paint. If you hadn't said, I would have assumed you had it custom ordered this way. The results are really pretty amazing and looks wonderful.

    I also love the tiles. Are they subway tiles?

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    1. Hi Alasse,
      This looks daunting, but it is so easy to do. They also have a stainless steel paint, if you like that really modern look.

      Yes good old subway tiles, we have them in both bathrooms and laundry as well. They give a great look without costing an arm and a leg.

      The barn red is only where you can see the knives and behind the fridge, the dado walls and cupboards are painted in Cottage Cream with black knobs/handles and we have a black dining setting (Ikea table/Provincial chairs).
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  2. Looks great!!!! And super affordable!

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    1. Thanks Musume, I'm pleased with it. :)
      Hugs,
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  3. Wow, the granite look is really amazing! I had no idea you could do that with just paint! :O

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    1. Thanks Irene, it's amazingly simple and you can do it in a couple of days. It saved us heaps doing it ourselves and it's a whole lot less messy than having tradies install a new bench top!
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  4. It looks very professional!!! soo good you were able to save money doing it at home, it looks fab!

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  5. WOW that does look great, it really does look like granite work tops that you have there. Well done!
    xx

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