Updating kitchen counter tops
, we’re pulling off a kitchen makeover on a miniscule budget. If you’re looking for a change you can make with spare change, stay tuned. It’s easy to talk to people about kitchen re-modeling because the kitchen is the center of family life in so many homes, but finding the budget for these renovations isn’t always so easy. Danny Lipford: Of course, it’s small, I guess you’re a little challenged on some of the storage? Allen Lyle: We don’t need that side, and I already cut this one down because I only need this little bit. Allen Lyle: All we’ve got to do is we’re going to push it where it needs to be. Ashley Fleming: First we start with the foam brush. Ashley Fleming: And then the last step is the top coat. It’s for people who have never done a lot of house projects. This is the exciting part right here with the minerals. But first we have to get all of these items off of here before we can get this project started. Ashley Fleming: After we paint your counters, you’ll want them cleared off all the time because you’ll like looking at them again Stephanie Ward: Absolutely. Danny Lipford: Allen’s a little late to the party, but he’s here to help with some of the moving. Ashley Fleming: Just with this roller, you go right over your old countertops. So you’ll see with each step you just go straight up and down with your minerals. This week, we’re helping homeowner Stephanie Ward makeover her kitchen and we’re going to do it on a shoe-string budget. The countertops are chipping, they’re kind of dingy, and, dark. Danny Lipford: Yeah, I thought you had one of those neat little tilt-outs. Stephanie Ward: We’ve been here, well a total of 10 years.
Ashley Fleming: We’ve got the primer, b lack roll-on primer. First of all, we recently did a countertop and we used a finish that looks just like granite that was very easy to apply, so, maybe we can talk to the folks that do that and see if we can take care of that. Danny Lipford: Also, you know, this kind of out-dates the kitchen. We could maybe upgrade that to, say, polished nickel? Danny Lipford: That’d look pretty good and kind of go along with your sink and so forth. They’ve not only agreed to send us one of their granite finish kits, they’re sending an expert, Ashley Fleming, to help Stephanie apply the finish.