I loved the unexpected sconce the builder put just to the side of the kitchen window and sink.
We were also lucky to have neutral appliances, countertops and a backsplash similar to the one in the Delta Showroom to work with, but those are also easily paintable to keep a kitchen budget friendly.
We removed the wallpaper and painted the walls to make the space feel light, bright and open, but replacing the faucet with a Delta Cassidy™ faucet in beautiful Champagne Bronze made the most significant impact.
The original faucet felt dated while the Cassidy™ faucet felt fresh and beautiful.
I first heard that painting laminate countertops possible after reading this post from Brooklyn Limestone. I figured if I’m replacing the countertops anyway, it wouldn’t be so bad if I experimented a little and tried out this paint as a temporary No, I didn’t go crazy with the color, but I did use this painting project as an opportunity to figure out how light I would like the countertop to be. Here’s how it looked after my first coat: As you can see in the pic, I wasn’t exactly trying to color in between the lines; I just slapped on where I saw fit.
We wanted to make it feel fresh, without doing remodeling, painting the oak cabinets or spending a lot of money.
Recently I painted our bathroom cabinets a bright white, which made the cream laminate countertops look really sad.
We weren’t in the market for new countertops, which meant I turned to my favorite home improvement tool… I had to share my simple tutorial with you on how to spray paint countertops!
I painted this little counter beside the fridge as well, but forgot to take an after pic.
days that it takes to cure, the paint will stick quite well and wear nicely over the next year or so (before we replace them with an upgraded material).