Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rust-Oleum ReVamp!!

I remember the first time we saw our house when it was on the market. I thought "OH.MY.WORD." Especially when I saw this 70's kitchen. But luckily, I can see the beauty in things. I am sure you are wondering where the beauty is in this kitchen though, huh? :-)Our plan is to get new kitchen countertops and a new sink sometime within the next 6 months but there was NO way I could live with the the countertop that I had. As you can see in the picture below, it was hideous and spotted. Yuck. I remember seeing on someones blog about Rust-Oleum's countertop paint and at just $20 a can- I knew this was what I needed to hold me over until I get the countertops that I really want. I chose the taupe color.

To apply the paint, I used some thing my mom had. Its not a roller and not a paint brush- it worked really well.
Have I mentioned before that my mom was my LIFE SAVER during our home makeover and there is no way I could have done it without her ???!! :-) Here she is using a sponge thing on hard to get areas.
We did two coats of paint and I am pretty happy with the way it turned out!! What do you think?
I will say one thing though- this paint is definitely not the most durable stuff. There are already little scuffs & marks here and there....BUT it is definitely better than the spotted stuff I had before!!
Thanks for stopping by and if you want to see other makeovers using Rust-Oleum products, check out Shanty 2 Chic!!

19 comments:

  1. i LOOOOVE IT!!!! The before picture totally looks like our rental house kitchen! lol!!! The makeover is so fabulous!!!

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  2. OH! and you totally need those tin things for the backsplash that she had on her blog too! That would be cool!!!

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  3. Thanks :-) Yes, we are getting a new countertop, backsplash and sink very soon!! The tin wallpaper is SO cool!!

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  4. What a great transformation!!! Hard to believe it is the same space! NICE job!

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  5. WHat a fabulous project! My countertops are in bad shape (the previous owner had a grease fire, and it burned one small area of the counter. It's one of those projects that has made it to 'the list', but still lingers near the bottom!) Can you please tell me how durable this is (if keys get thrown on it, will it scratch?) Was it terribly smelly? I would love to know more!!
    *Followed*!!!

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  6. Thank you! We painted everything in our house (including the countertops) before we moved in. Yes, it smelled pretty bad at first but that only lasted a few days. You are supposed to let it sit for 3-4 days without putting anything on it at all. This wasn't a problem for us because we were not living there yet. But even after waiting several days, it had not set enough I guess because now there are SEVERAL dings & fingerprints!! It is not a big deal for us though because this is just a temporary solution :) Good luck with it!

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  7. Great job! I would be so afraid to paint a counter top! LOL!

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  8. This is incredible! What a big difference you made in your kitchen! Beyond the countertop I adore your painted cabinets also!

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  9. Wow! I didn't know they made a countertop paint - it looks great!

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  10. Wow! You've done a fab job transforming you kitchen! I didn't know Rustoleum made counter top paint, too bad it's not more durable, what about sealing it with a poly?

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  11. Oh wow! I love it! I have dark green counter tops, I wonder if I could go the opposite direction, by making them lighter?! I need to check this out. I have not seen this product. Thanks so much for sharing. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  12. WOW, what a difference. Your kitchen looks great. Congratulations, you and your mom did a wonderful job. Enjoyed the visit and I'll be back to see what else you've been up to.
    Shelley

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  13. It looks amazing! You did a great job. How is it wearing?

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  14. It turned out great! There is a blog that did the same thing, but she put a coat of special sealant. Here is her blog! http://whimsies-whatnots.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-painted-my-counters-really.html

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  15. It looks so much better. I wonder if you put another coat and did a sealer on top if it would help prevent the scuffs.

    I am clicking to follow and subscribe.

    Cheri

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  16. Wow - love that! I have an island that needs some work...this may be it. :)

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  17. Oh my word, it looks fantastic!!! Just goes to show what a huge transformation can be made with a little elbow grease. Good job!

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  18. What a great job you did, it looks beautiful! I revamped my kitchen 2 years ago and wanted to paint my counter tops, but I don't think this product was available or I definitely would have used it!

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