Painted Kitchen Countertops

When we moved into our home almost four years ago, we didn’t have the budget to redo our countertops, so I decided to paint them! Now that it’s been a few years of wear and tear, not to mention our cats scratching them up when we yell at them to get off the counters… it was time to decide what to do this time around.

Would I love to have brand new countertops? Of course. Do I want to pay for them? Not at all. So once again, paint wins! The paint I used on our countertops originally isn’t being made any more, so I went with Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint from Home Depot. 


Once I decide to do something, there’s pretty much no stopping me. I decided on a Saturday that I wanted to redo them, but we were slammed that weekend. So that Monday on my lunch break I went and bought the paint, and then after work I started right away!

I taped everything off with painters tape, because let’s face it: I’m messy.


(Sorry for the blurry photo, had to steal it off of a video from Instagram!)

I also ended up putting my cats in the basement, because I knew they couldn’t resist going on the counter–especially if it was completely cleared off. I definitely don’t need little black pawprints all around the house. Down into the basement they went. {Don’t worry, it’s plenty spacious and redone down there as my husband’s man cave.}

Once the kitties were away from the kitchen, I was ready to paint! Surprisingly, I only did one coat. This stuff was amazing! 


I was also painting black over an already black surface, so I’m not too surprised it only took one coat. I let it dry for about 2 hours, and then went over it with a Matte Polycrylic. Last time I painted them, I didn’t seal them and I think that was part of the problem.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed because even though I bought the matte poly, it still gave it a tiny gloss, which I didn’t want. But, I know it’ll rub off little by little and I’d totally rather have it sealed than not sealed.


Here she be! Newly painted & ready for business again!

If you have any questions about this process, feel free to ask!


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