Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kitchen Counter Painting & Tiling

There has not been any sewing going on at my house!
I have been doing some remodeling.  I have wanted to redo my kitchen counter top.  I have had the butcher block pattern for 30 years and I was ready for a change.
I love the granite counters they have now, but I rather put money into a new sewing machine--quilters do have priorities.  I bought a Giani Paint Kit.  I didn't completely follow the directions.  I painted two base coats of black primer since there was plenty of paint left.  When I sponged my three other colors and while the paint was still wet I sprinkled Gold Metal Flakes for a little sparkle.

I lightly used a very fine steel wool over the counter and cleaned all the dust.  The metal flakes are messy, but really added to the overall effect.  I put on 5 coats of sealer instead of the 2 coats that Giani recommends.  I don't know how long this will last, but I like the way it looks.
I also tiled my back-splash and if you notice--my tile has little spacers underneath so we can redo the counter with new laminate if this experiment doesn't work :) 

Below is my finished project!  I also put up some new oak trim, which was an experience!  I only had to go back to the store once to buy one more piece of trim that I messed up on.  My husband is very proud of my finished project.

Here is a sweet quilt top that a friend at my quilt club had brought to last month's meeting.

Since the June 29th storm, things have been extremely busy.  This week we will be fixing the storm damage done to our garage.  The people in our area are trying to get the storm damage cleaned up and we're all feeling blessed that we didn't lose anyone.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

P.S.  Special thoughts and prayers are with those that have been affected by the terrible shooting that happened in Colorado.


Needled Mom said...

What a fabulous idea! I have not heard of that before, but it looks fantastic.

Cute, cute quilt too!

Quilting By Jeannie said...

Your kitchen looks fantastic, you did an awesome job. My daughter did this to a counter top years ago. It lasted forever.

Quilting By Jeannie said...

Forgot Love the quilt too

P. said...

Your counter tops look great! Amazing what paint can do!

Agh--it's my fourth try on the word verification. I apparently can't see straight!

Anonymous said...

KayLynne i am so inpressed with your bench and tiling,your kitchen looks fantastic,well done.xx

Angela said...

I am very impressed with those countertops! You did a great job.

Toodie said...

Great job on the countertops! They look like a professional did them.