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Recreate Your Own Surfaces: Unique DIY Countertop Makeovers

When it comes to making over your own kitchen, there are plenty of projects (both small and large) that can make a huge difference in the way it looks and functions without getting overly complicated and leading you down the path of full renovation with an expensive hired contractor. Redoing your own countertops, for example, is something that’s more manageable than most people think and that can really influence the style of your space, depending on which technique you choose!

Just in case you adore the idea of making over your own countertops just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the best tutorials that we’ve bookmarked so far in our search for information and guidance!

1. Recipe decoupage countertop


Are you the kind of overall crafty person who loves nothing more than when a feature in your home is clearly a DIY piece and reflects your own love for creativity to your visitors? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this clipped recipe decoupage countertop concept outlined step by step on Thrifty Rebel Vintage a try!

2. DIY wooden herringbone countertops


Are you actually quite experienced with woodworking around your home so you’re not intimidated by doing a little bit of creative wood work in the way you change your countertops? Then why not put your skills to use in a simple but creative way that will really impress everyone who sees it? Check out how The Rozy Home did precisely that to make these lovely DIY wooden herringbone countertops (which they teach you how to do as well).

3. Penny countertop


Perhaps your home is the kind of unique space that includes a number of features your family and friends view almost as an attraction to be looked at whenever you visit? Well, if you’ve ever been a change collector, then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Domestic Imperfection made this lovely sealed countertop that looks like a sprawling mosaic of pennies.

4. Faux marbled painted countertops


Have you actually always adored the way pure, clean pieces made of marble look in just about any home space but you’re just not sure you can afford to cost of swapping all of your countertops to that material? Then we think you’ll appreciated this crafty hack tutorial from All Things With Purpose that shows you how to get the beautiful aesthetic of marble in a “faux” way by doing a little bit of creative painting.

5. Stained wood countertops


are you actually looking for something wooden and rustic looking because you’ve spent quite a lot fo time and effort adding a sort of farmhouse chic style to your home and now you’d like to help the kitchen follow suit a little better? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way This and That made over their countertops in a smooth, lovely way using evenly stained wood.

6. Glossy painted kitchen countertop


Maybe you’re actually okay with the current structure of your kitchen counters themselves, but you can’t help feeling like they could use a little bit of a touch up in order to make them look nice and sparkling new again after years of wear and tear? Then we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this glossy painted countertop tutorial outlined step by simple step on Remodelaholic!

7. DIY laminate countertops


Just in case you’re looking for a countertop finish that’s simple and affordable to do but still has a high quality looking aesthetic at the end, here’s one that’ll give you some lasting strength as well. The way this tutorial on Instructables lays out the process of making DIY laminate countertops is very simple and effective indeed.

8. Concrete kitchen countertops


Are you feeling up to a bit of a challenge and now you’d like to make yourself something that looks a little more industrial chic and easy to clean that a lot of old houses currently come with? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Homedit redid theirs to make stunning concrete countertops with a high gloss finish that stands up well to wear and tear.

9. Easy faux marble island countertop


Have you actually fallen in love with the idea of making yourself faux marble countertops but you’re either not prepared to do the whole kitchen or you already have and now you want other features that match? In either case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way The Happier Homemaker created a similar finish and aesthetic using marble painting techniques on their kitchen island instead!

10. Faux granite kitchen countertops


Speaking of faux mineral inspired finishes, have you actually been scrolling through our list and wondering whether there might be other pricier natural effects you can mimic more affordably besides just marble? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Love & Renovations transformed their own countertops using painting techniques that create a faux granite finish!

11. Faux slate countertops


Just in case neither marble nor granite quite convinces you despite the fact that you’re still really enamoured with the faux natural materiality idea, here’s a painting tutorial from Kate Decorates that will show you how to make countertops in faux slate! This tutorial is great for spaces that suit a darker colour scheme. Sure, their countertops were actually in their laundry room and not their kitchen, but the instructions still totally apply!

12. Chalkboard countertops


Were you quite in love with the idea of making faux slate countertops, but you’ve actually been scrolling around for a while now and looking for ideas that will help you make something with a slightly more unique use to it? Then we think perhaps you might be the perfect person to give these chalkboard countertops from Hometalk a try! Yes, you can actually making cooking notes or shopping lists on these counters with chalk, just like a note board.

13. DIY faux soapstone countertops


Lovers of darker stone, here’s another idea for you! Just in case you’re very intrigued indeed by the faux natural finishes and you love dark decor but you’re not settled on the looks we’ve shown you that are solid black in finish, here’s another idea for your consideration. Mary Haseltine guides you step by step through the process of making countertops in faux soapstone!

14.  Poured acrylic countertop


Are you actually feeling extremely artistic indeed and you’re already the kind of person known for colourful, stunning home decor pieces, even in the bigger commitment areas? Then we have a feeling this breathtaking poured acrylic counters concept outlined step by careful step on Hunker might be a little more up your alley. The colour combinations possible in this idea are endless!

15. Metallic epoxy coating countertops


Have you already been feeling quite intrigued by the more modern looking concepts on this list so far but you’ve held out on making a decision because you’re feeling intent on making something with a clearly metallic and contemporary looking finish? Then we think you simply must look at the way Leggari made these countertops that have a stunning metallic epoxy coating!