DIY COUNTERTOP REMODEL
Hello friends + new friends!! Thank you SO much for taking the time out of your day to read this post! I am not a professional by all means I just enjoy DIY projects and getting creative! (My apologies in advance for spelling errors and run on sentences! haha ) I have scrolled the pages of Pintrest so many times for inspiration and always love to bring it right into my home! So when it came time to remodel the bathroom countertop in my vintage Avion Trailer I looked for something I could easily do that was affordable while also being durable. I couldn't find anything that I had in mind, so I decided to try out this little project myself. I could have probably saved myself a lot of time and got a custom counter cut out, or recut some wood for the countertop but instead i just worked with that I had and I absolutely love how it turned out!! I spent a total of $37 dollars on this whole project!
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I don't officially have a before photo of the bathroom from when I had first purchased the trailer but this was it with some primer flung on the walls and just trying to get an idea of what i wanted to do in here! I wanted to add a "pop" of color and then soon realized I really can only work with neutrals. haha My plan all along was to replace the countertop but then decided to get it done cheaply. It was a yellow vinyl countertop that was clearly outdated!
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I use KRUD KUTTER on all things that need a deep clean! Use this on your surface to remove any grease, oils, or dirt build up.
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Tape all corners and put up plastic where the spray paint might touch. When you spray paint it will fly a lot further than you think, so cover all cupboards and walls behind the counter. Tape the edges of the countertop so you have crisp straight lines. If you have a sink make sure to tape around it but also leave a small gap so the primer and spray paint can get into the creases. If you tape too low on your sink your previous countertop color will show through when you pull tape off. Use a primer that is very adhesive and can bond to the surface you are remodeling. I used what we had in the garage and worked great but any primer will do. I used PPG GRIPPER. I put three full coats on the counter.
Depending on the color of spray paint texture you choose to use, you need to have a similar color paint as your background. For example I chose WHITE TEXTURE so my white primer worked as my background. If you chose to do a charcoal texture you would need to have a charcoal base. Make sure your primer is completely dry.
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I chose Krylon Coarse Texture Charcoal Sand. You can find it at your local hardware store, home depot, or good ole Amazon! It is available in multiple colors as well!
So time to start your first coat of spray paint! It is SUPER IMPORTANT to do one coat at a time and let each coat completely dry before you start the next. It will bunch up and you will get an uneven surface.
Try your best to spray evenly so it doesn't look "sprayed on". Cover every corner and edge. I did THREE coats over two days, and then touched up with a fourth coat on day FOUR. Once it looked completely even and dry ( give it a day or two to fully dry) I was ready for the next step.
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I used Famowood Glaze Coat from our local Ace Hardware. I chose a high gloss finish so that it would be easy to wipe up and clean! For this, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS to the "T" and it'll all go smooth for ya!!
Now I just need handles on the cabinet doors and a new sink to complete the bathroom!! Thank you so much for following along!
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