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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Family Room Update: Counter Intuitive

Last week, I share the family room update to our fireplace. Just using paint, it made a huge difference! This week, I did more updating in there. Years ago I painted all the built in cabinetry. The fireplace sits between cabinets built by someone back in the 60s. It's great having them, and I painted them white many years ago. But, the tops of them kept getting chipped up. 

BEFORE: Chipped up counter top

BEFORE: Chipped up counter top


It wasn't durable enough for just paint, so I found a solution - quite an amazing and cheap solution! First, I used deglosser and wiped down the top of the painted surface. 

Use deglosser to prep counter

Then, I took a roll of Marble Contact Paper and cut it to size. It's not like regular contact paper - it's much thicker. I easily laid down the contact paper - and I'm terrible with contact paper - and trimmed all the edges. 

After deglossing counter, use thick marble contact paper


Do you see this? Yes, this is contact paper!! It's gorgeous! 


Faux marble counter top - easy and inexpensive

The look of it is so real to a marble countertop! It's lovely! Another easy fix for our family room!


Faux marble counter top - easy and inexpensive


Next time you need to do an improvement on your counter tops or maybe table top - think about this option! 

Faux marble counter top - easy and inexpensive



         




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6 comments:

  1. It's amazing what some faux marble can do!

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  2. Now that is is great idea! Wonder how it would do on the top of my dryer?

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    1. The top of our dryer looks like a war zone. I would love to know if it's possible.

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  3. i have been using this in our new to us home and absolutely love it. i too am not so great with contact paper but this has such terrific extra body and does make it easier.

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  4. Wow, that does NOT look like contact paper. It had me fooled. What an inexpensive high end look. Just shared this awesome transformation on my FB page. Great job!

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