DIY Faux Granite Countertops and Painted Cabinets $150 TOTAL!!




This was a really fun, simple, inexpensive project that gave my kitchen a whole new look! The cost for redoing both the countertops and cabinets cost us only …

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DIY Faux Granite Countertops and Painted Cabinets $150 TOTAL!!

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  1. You guys did a great job! You should be proud of yourselves. Your kitchen is gorgeous. Ignore the naysayers… especially the "35-year'd experts". They are just down about DIY projects because it means they are irrelevant & out of work if people do their own projects. I'm a "50-year expert" who can testify about all the money I've WASTED on labor of "35-year'd experts" for projects we could have done ourselves. Be a DIY-doer & save yourself a bunch of money. Besides, no "expert" is going to take as much pride in doing a beautiful job as the homeowner.

  2. Maybe paint the grout? Or get new tiles. It looks dirty to me personally just because of the grout colour and devalues the kitchen in my eyes, to each their own of course 😇

  3. Congratulations on this amazing work and thansk for sharing as well. I'd like to try the countertop alone for my island. Wondering if you could share a list of each product you used and their individual prices. Thanks a lot.

  4. You did a great job on the upgrade to your kitchen and the video. I used this technique a couple years ago on my countertops.. It came out pretty well. One thing people may want to watch out for is that the oil based polyurethane has a yellowing effect over time. If i ever to this again, I would go somewhere like Sherwin Williams and request an oil based product that will not yellow. On some parts of the countertops, I used Minwax clear acrylic finish. The results looked as good as the urethane but did not yellow. I don't think the acrylic coat dries as hard as the oil based products though.

  5. I worked for a decorator many years ago and we did a similar faux marble finish, using a base black and green and grey accents. This might be a helpful hint for you- we experienced the same issues with absorption when we tried doing it with sponges. What we ended up using was wadded-up cellophane wrap. No two wad up exactly the same so it created neat random patterns. It’s still messy work so gloves are a great idea. But this is a cheap alternative that gets more natural looking results.

  6. I used that Giana paint for countertops. It will only last a few months or a year ot two before it peals off, sctratches off .None of those paint products will work. Dont waste your money on that CRAP. You need to change the countertop or laminate.

  7. I did a faux marble in the 90's. I used a feather. It looked so real from a distance. What a great updated look! So happy young couples care and want to update there homes on a budget. You could have just done nothing! Go you!!!!

  8. Your kitchen looks beautiful! I really like your tip about the paint for kitchens! I'll be sure to look for that. I'm going to do my kitchen countertops and full bath! I feel I can do it alone too.

  9. Really lovely and your descriptions were so helpful, especially reassuring that it will be all right if you don't like it at first. Thank you – you've given me courage to try 🙂

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