Do you know how long I have hated my kitchen counters? I know, hate is a strong wordâ€¦I strongly dislike themâ€¦Ha. No, I hate them.
I have wanted to redo them for a while, but we have no idea what we wanted to change them to. Granite? Silestone? What? I have no idea, but one day we will decide, and it will be amazing.
In the meantime, I couldn’t stand this kitchen another day, and I decided that we could cheaply change things to make them more palatable, ha.
Our counters were some sort of laminate, with a wood trim. There was a large, and hideous green laminate backsplash, but I ripped that off a few months ago, and spackled and painted.
We bought some pine boards from Home Depot, and I seriously thought we could make new counters in a weekendâ€¦
It took a little longer than that (apologies to the husband, ha). But we got them done. Faux butcher block countersâ€¦but cheaper!
They are rustic, and dark. And rich, and pretty.
I think they are better than the laminate, and I am happy with how they turned out.
I still need to come up with a backsplash, and I have a plan for those floors, as well.
But for now, I am enjoying my “new” counters!