Kitchen Makeover - Epoxy over granite countertops May 14 2020, 2 Comments
Hubby & I just bought a new home we absolutely love, but we're not crazy about its 1990s vibe...
We decided to update our kitchen first as it's a central part of the house. But our (small) budget didn’t allow for a full remodel so we decided to try and work with the existing features. That’s how we discovered the epoxy option for our outdated granite countertops, and after reading about it and watching several videos, I decided to tackle the project.
I documented my process to (hopefully) help those interested in giving it a try. I am definitely not a professional; that was a first for me. So please keep that in mind. It was a long and messy process, but we’re super happy with the result. And yes, I would totally do it again. Actually, I’ll be doing it on our bathroom countertops very soon!
Here's how I did it:
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A few people asked, so here's what we did with the backsplash: we were working with a very tight budget, so we figured out the most cost-efficient way to cover up the granite backsplash once I was done with the epoxy countertop, and we ended up using brushed aluminum peel and stick tile.
Here are some before and after pics:
* The only thing missing in these pics is the new outlets & faceplates, which we replaced shortly after. Kept them black as it matches our appliances.
Naveen Errabolu on January 27 2023 at 08:22AM
I am following your guidelines and it’s very useful in my kitchen upgrade. You mentioned in your video about a top coat. I was wondering what did you use for the top coat?
Thea on June 23 2020 at 11:35AM
I found your video on YouTube. I have that same exact awful granite in the kitchen of the 1920s house I bought a year ago. It’s gray and white (fine) plus brown and pink (ugh), and hate it with an outsized passion (there are clearly so many more important things to dislike and work against, but sometimes ya just got to take a moment to tackle the little things). I’d LOVE to know how you’re going to deal with the granite on the wall, too… will you just tile directly over it?? Please post more photos, especially of the final product! I’m taking my initial inspiration from the 1930s streamline moderne aesthetic… not sure what I’ll do with the counters yet, but a little mica might be fun!