Last fall, I posted about my kitchen countertop dilemma and the solution I had decided on. My review of the Giani Granite Paint is probably my most popular post and gets the most hits from Google everyday so I know I am not alone in this plight. Unfortunately, I was not satisfied with the end result so I have still been searching for an alternative to purchasing new countertops to replace the boring grey laminate ones.
The problem is that we have this beautiful granite island to match up with:
Plus, my husband and I have a hard time agreeing on anything besides concrete countertops, which can get pretty expensive. I have a friend who has a decorative concrete business, but she lives four hours away and is very busy, so I doubt she will be able to help us out with new concrete countertops any time soon.
Enter my new solution, the Skimstone concrete overlay system! This is a 3 step process that allows you to transform ordinary laminate countertops into concrete. A bonding primer is laid down first, then up to three layers of the colored Skimstone overlay, and finally everything is sealed with a protective sealer. The following photos are from the Skimstone website:
We ordered the black and mocha colors, and everything should arrive this week, along with the gorgeous glass tile backsplash I ordered!
I am anxious to get started on this project, and of course will document the whole process for all my lovely blog readers!