Eric and I did them together this time and we were very particular during the process. I painted them myself and then together we measured and timed and mixed and mixed and mixed.
It's amazing what following the directions will accomplish!
Here are a few before pics... Boring white counters, they had lots of stains. I bleached them all the time and still some stains remained. After Sara did her counters I knew that it was the solution for us.
All told my kitchen makeover is about $78. I have a few other things planned but you can see a sneak peek of how it is all coming along.
I have a window treatment in the works, as well as a bar stool update (long story as to why one is white and the others arent) and a wall treatment in mind. Those are in the works and I will show you those when I get them done.
Here is a break-down of costs (I am not counting the first screw up $, becasue well that would stink).
$60 gallon of Enviro-tex at Menard's
$4 fabric at Hobby Lobby (for window treatment)
$6 in paint (for counters as well as sprinkle rack, knife block, canister lids, salt and pepper shakers)
$5 flower pot for utensils (it matches my Kitchenaid perfectly).
$3 new black paper towel holder (originally $13 at Wal-mart... who pays $13 for a paper towel holder?)
Here is an overall shot. ( I do have plans for the 3000 kitchen magnets)
Here is the corner where out little TV goes as well as the black painted knife block.
The other corner, home of my third child, my Kitchenaid, as well as the aforementioned flower pot, my canisters with newly painted black lids and my sprinkle rack.
One of my favorite things... My sprinkle rack. It makes me smile!
Here is a close up of the counters. Amazingly this section of counter worked the first time. Who knows why.