Give your kitchen the makeover it deserves with one of these DIY countertop ideas. There are all sorts of projects here for installing or refinishing existing countertops on your own. There's something for every skill level so you're sure to find a project that you can tackle.
You'll find lots of different materials and styles that the DIY countertops come in. You can pick something similar to what you have for a simple refresh, or you can change it up completely with a countertop that's going to change the whole look of your kitchen.
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Resurfaced and Painted Countertops
These countertops started out as green laminate. A DIY countertop resurfacing kit was used to create this farmhouse kitchen countertop. The final look is a black, speckled surface that's really going to make your kitchen look great.
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Solid Maple Wood Countertops
This beautiful countertop is made of solid maple wood sanded down and prepared for installation. This project takes you through the whole process from picking out the wood, to finishing the countertops. It's a stunning DIY wood countertop that would look great in any kitchen.
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Faux Marble Painted Countertop
Using a DIY faux marble countertop kit, this kitchen is transformed into something entirely new. There's a little bit of painting that you'll need to do for the same look, but you'll find lots of great tips here on how to do it.
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Chalk Paint Countertop
Chalk paint can be used in all sorts of projects and here it's used to refinish a countertop. It adds an extra layer of fun and could be used on even just a small area of the countertop. It may not be very durable, but it can look really interesting. You'll need to stay on top of regular waxing to keep these looking their best.
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Installing Granite Countertops Yourself
If you dream of granite countertops, here's a guide to installing them yourself. Cutting and installing granite yourself can be tricky, but you'll save a lot of money doing it on your own.
Installing Granite Countertops Yourself from Chatfield Court
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Faux Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Countertops
You can create beautiful faux reclaimed wood kitchen countertops starting with brand new wood. This project shows you just how to distress and stain the wood so it looks reclaimed. The result is perfect for a farmhouse-style kitchen.
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If you want to go for something completely unique, consider using an interesting material to top your counters. Here pennies are used to create a bar countertop. It's a casual countertop that is a lot of fun and will be the conversation of many a guest.
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Butcher Block Counters with an Undermount Sink
These DIY countertops are made out of reasonably priced butcher block. Butcher block gives the kitchen a more casual look but lends itself to a variety of styles, so it looks great in just about any kitchen.
Butcher Block Counters with an Undermount Sink from A Beautiful MessContinue to 9 of 25 below.
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DIY Concrete Countertops
As part of their kitchen renovation, the countertops were redone in concrete. Concrete countertops look great and can withstand a lot of abuse. It's also a doable DIY project that will take you through setting the form, pouring the concrete, and then finally sealing the counter.
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How to Make a DIY Wood Countertop
This kitchen has been remodeled with new countertops and it makes a huge difference. It looks amazing now! For the counters, butcher block is used to create this beautiful look. The whole project's here, just follow the steps.
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How to Paint Countertops to Look Like Marble
Learn how to paint the look of marble onto your countertops with this tutorial. In just an afternoon or two, your countertops are going to look brand new. The project includes directions for sealing the counters.
How to Paint Countertops to Look Like Marble from Lovely Etc.
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Wallpaper Covered Countertops
Here's a unique idea for a DIY countertop! Use peel-and-stick wallpaper to get a wood look or any other look you'd like. This is a very budget-friendly project that can be changed out as often as you desire.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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DIY Butcher Block Countertops
White oak butcher block countertops really make this kitchen reveal something to envy. These are going to be some solid countertops that last for years to come. Some special touches are added here that really sets this kitchen apart.
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Epoxy Over Laminate Counters
Here laminate counters are covered with several layers of epoxy to get this stunning look. Several colors of paint are used to get the look of marble. This is a wonderful project if you're looking for an affordable makeover.
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Copper Countertops Tutorial
Now for something completely different! Here the old counters are removed and copper sheeting covers the new ones. These counters take a little bit of maintenance but they'll be well worth it.
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Pour In Place Concrete Countertops
With just a handful of supplies, you can create these pour-in-place concrete countertops. This tutorial has you start by installing a cement board and then using the pour-in-place concrete. There's all kinds of advice on how to install concrete countertops here.
Pour In Place Concrete Countertops from The Inspired WorkshopContinue to 17 of 25 below.
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How to Install New Laminate Over Old Laminate
If you're looking for a quick DIY countertop project, this may be just what you're looking for. It shows you how to install new laminate over old laminate, without removing any. Laminate is inexpensive and easy to care for, making it a nice choice.
How to Install New Laminate Over Old Laminate from Addicted 2 Decorating
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Live Edge Countertop
Live edge countertops are becoming more and more popular for kitchen accents and home bars. The outside edge is left natural with the cut of the wood. Here it's left natural, but you could easily paint or stain it for more durability.
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How to Paint Kitchen Countertops
Learn how to hand paint your kitchen countertops with this DIY project. You'll start with a counter refinishing kit and then use several colors of white paint. Then you'll paint on the marble veins until you're happy with the look.
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Refinishing Concrete Countertops
If you already have concrete countertops, you may be ready for a change. Here you'll learn how to refinish them to get rid of any unsightly stains that may have appeared over the years.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Update Laminate Countertops with Paint
This laminate countertop has been given a few coats of paint with a countertop resurfacing kit. Afterward, the counters look like they've been redone in granite. It's the same look for a much lower price point.
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DIY Granite Countertops
You can get the look of granite countertops with a countertop kit made especially to get the look of granite. Sponges and brushes are used to paint on the detail. The final result is a realistic-looking granite counter.
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How to Paint a Laminate Countertop
You've got to see this DIY countertop idea to believe it. Paint is used to cover up dated laminate countertops. The result looks great and you'll be able to do this for a fraction of what a new countertop would cost.
How to Paint a Laminate Countertop from Postcards from the Ridge
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Wood Countertops for Under $50
Here's a butler's pantry countertop that has been redone in wood. It looks beautiful and it will cost you under $50 to build. It's a straightforward build that would be great for someone wanting to learn the basics of woodworking.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Faux Slate Countertops
These DIY countertops don't have to just be used in the laundry room. This faux slate look would go wonderful in a modern or contemporary kitchen. You'll start with laminate counters and then use some chalk paint to create the beautiful look of slate.