Friday, April 27, 2012

Rust-oleum Countertop Transformations: DIY Project Day 2

Rust-oleum I woke up the morning of my 2nd day of working my way to a brand Rust-oleum countertop! I was really bummed that I couldn’t start working on it right away because I had to do the patching on the end that I forgot when I was prepping!

So, off I went to get some putty, slap it on, let it dry and twiddled my thumbs while I waited. I’m not the most patient person in the world to say the least. When the putty was dry I did the first day’s process to it and went around to the rest of my counters filling in the mess ups I’d made. There were a few places with swipes of adhesive missing or a slight bare spot I’d missed. IMG_1411

Can you tell how rough the counters are in this photo?

After everything was dried, I was wishing I  had that second person around again because it was time to start sanding. Now, let me just mention, I watched parts of the DVD over and over again. I’d get a step done, rewind the video, watch more, get another step done and repeat the process.Rust-oleum

I was kind of worried I would miss something.

 Rust-oleumGot all the sanding done, wiped it all down and got ready for rolling on the Protective Top Coat. I did my best to make sure that I got every single spot covered and that I rolled it correctly. Hello stress. This was the final coat and I knew I better do it right!

We let it sit for an entire week before we put anything but ONE piece of paper on it. LOL After all that work there was NO way I was going to mess up the job I had done.

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I could tell by the end of the first dry day that my filling in spots were noticeable and that you could see lines where I hadn’t done such a great job with the roller. One spot I must’ve lifted the roller and there’s a slight raised line. Whatdaya do?

Countertop Transformations

You can kind of see in the middle where there’s the little ridge.

I mentioned it to a couple of friends and my best friend came over to look at it and she said it looked great. That she couldn’t see any mistakes. Of course since I’d been nose-to-counter I knew where every little mark and flaw was.

It’s been a few weeks now and I have to tell you…I’m absolutely in love with my counters! Even if you have an amazing budget to do some remodeling, don’t get new countertops. Put the cash towards something else and go with the Rust-oleum Countertop Transformations. You will NOT be disappointed. I promise. They look and feel like brand new countertops.

BEFORE

Rust-oleum AFTERRust-oleum Countertop Transformations

Now I’m so excited to do my cupboards next. Well, the idea of doing my cupboards excites me. The actual work of it…not so much!

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15 comments:

Amy said...

You did an AMAZING job! I love the counter tops!

cheercfa07 said...

Wow! Amazing results! Looks great!

--Meagan

amyorvin said...

I need to try this.
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Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

WOW! Those look great!

Marta said...

Wow. That looks amazing. I want so much to remodel my kitchen!

Carolyn M said...

AMAZING! I shared on G+ and joined the Twitter and FB group. I love love love your photos and work done! I need to do my new grill and wheatgrass racks that are new too! Thanks for an incredible review and pics are great!!

hendy said...

I love the new product they have now for refinishing instead of having to buy new-the counters looks brand new!
Congrats and beautiful new counter tops

Melissa Say What? said...

The transformation is amazing. That's definitely going to be my go-to when I have my own countertops to fiddle with! I'm renting right now! Maybe I'd better stock up just in case!

Shell Fruscione said...

That looks AMAZING! Great job!

Debbie McConnell said...

They turned out awesome!!
Well done.

Diane said...

You did an awesome job! I love how it changed the whole look of your kitchen!

My SoCal Life said...

i can't believe you did that by yourself! It looks fantastic!

Kay Maher said...

Oh, Mimi! What a magnificent difference! You did a beautiful job! Wanna come visit me in Texas and do mine??! LOL!

The Penny-Wise Mama said...

Wow that looks awesome! What a difference!

The Walker Tribe said...

Checking in from a web search. Over a year later are you still okay with the results of Countertop Transformations?

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