Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Painting Laminate Counter Top

 This is laminate from the 50's or 60's era. Most of you have probably encountered this white sparkly counter top at some point. It has little flecks of gold and silver. My grandmother had this on her counters when she and my grandpa built their home. 
A friend of mine called and wanted me to look at some items that were in an old store she was liquidating. She thought there might be a few items that I may want to paint. I came home with a few items and this old counter was one of the treasures I bought. 
It had a door but I removed it because I wanted open shelving. 
I added bead board and trim to the front and sides. 
I painted the top and added embossing medium by Paint Couture and used my wood grain applicator to give it a new faux top.

Wood grain is an easy way to cover the laminate and give it a totally different look. Do you have laminate counter tops in your bathrooms or kitchen? This is an easy and economical way to change the look of those cabinets. 

 I purchased my bead board at my local Lowe's and cut it to fit the front of my cabinet with my miter saw. I then used my staple air gun to attach the boards. Paint Couture Angelic was painted to the front and sides of the cabinet and then Black Chiffon Glaze by Paint Couture was applied. Glaze is great to use on bead board since it goes into the grooves and gives depth and dimension to the look.

The picture above shows the steps I used to get this look. When doing the wood grain look you add the colors that you wish to show through for the grain. I chose black, brown, tan, and white for my colors. 

I'm pleased with the make over. 

And here's the finished cabinet in the store. I may add casters to the base later because I think it would make it more convenient to use. 

If you would like to learn how to make over your counter tops with a little paint and embossing medium stop by the shop and I'll help you get started. We also have a great website to order the products and you can go here to place an order. 
Please leave me a comment on here! Have a blessed day and keep on painting!


  1. Oh Wow Nancy, fantastic transformation!

  2. Thank you! It was a fun little project. I love all your cabinet make overs - they are so pretty!