You can totally paint your countertops, and this gorgeous makeover is proof (+6 tips)

Countertops are an integral part of your kitchen and your bathroom. Since they cover so much space, they're easily the first thing you see upon entering these rooms. That being said, changing the countertops can give the entire room a brand new look.
Instead of paying someone top dollar to redo your countertops, DIY the job yourself and save money. This also allows you to customize the counters to your own specifications. There are many ways you can alter the look of your counters without breaking the bank, and it will freshen up the room, too!
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1. Faux granite (h/t Love & Renovations)
Create the look of granite without the hassle using paint. This effect creates a standout countertop without the work and money it would take to use real granite.
2. Spray painted counter (h/t Ad Aesthetic)
Use a simple can of spray paint to totally transform your bathroom simply by changing the color of the counter. This is an easy, cost-effective way to DIY a countertop.
3. Chalk paint countertops (h/t Lolly Jane)
Do something different in your kitchen by using chalk paint. This creates a cool, shabby chic and rustic look, and you can always make notes or write recipes right on the counter!
4. Faux concrete (h/t A Beautiful Mess)
Give your counters the cool, chic, minimal look of concrete without the hassle of the real thing. Concrete paint mimics the look and makes it easy to make over your kitchen counters.
5. Faux wood grain (h/t Little Green Notebook)
Craft a faux wood finish using a technique called bois painting. Though it may take some time and effort, the results are simply stunning, and this is versatile enough to use on any type of countertops.
6. Faux marble (h/t Designing Vibes)
Get the look of lovely marble counters using a specific paint process. Priming is the key, and it may take time to achieve this look, but your bathroom will look brand new when you're done.
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