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15 Affordable DIY Countertops That Will Blow Your Mind

May 14, 2021

Don't like your countertops? Try one of these affordable DIY countertops to transform yours on a tiny budget!

15 diy countertops

One of the most expensive parts of a makeover for a kitchen, bathroom or laundry room renovation is the countertops. When we gave the powder room in our old house a facelift we opted to do DIY countertops to stay on a super tight budget. We wound up going with a super cool concrete overlay using the same technique we used on our DIY fireplace. I had no idea if it would work on a vanity and in a sink, but it totally did! We still LOVE it, and it was PERFECT for the look I wanted.

And in our new house, I recently painted our old outdated granite countertops to look like beautiful honed marble!  But the two methods we have used to update our outdated countertops are just TWO of the options out there! I have been floored by all the amazing DIY countertops out there! SO many talented bloggers have come up with budget friendly options and tutorials. This list is the best DIY countertops around the web–you are sure to find the perfect one for whatever room you are working on!

DIY Countertops That Will Blow Your Mind

DIY Honed Marble Painted Countertops by Kaleidoscope Living

DIY Butcher Block Countertops by Tidbits DIY Solid White Concrete Countertop by Oak Abode DIY Concrete Vanity Overlay by Kaleidoscope Living DIY concrete counter and sink 2. DIY White Concrete Countertops by Chris Loves Julia white concrete countertop DIY Wood Countertop by A House We Built Routered Wood Ebony Countertops by Lemon Thistle wood plank countertop  DIY Concrete Countertops by Run to Radiance diy concrete countertops   Faux Marble Countertop by Anika's DIY Life diy faux marble countertop How to DIY Laminate by The Craft Patch   DIY laminate countertops DIY Faux Granite Countertops by Love & Renovations DIY painted kitchen countertops Build Your Own Butcher Block by Addicted to DIY diy butcher block countertop Painting Kitchen Countertops to Look Like Carrera Marble by In My Own Style diy faux marble countertops DIY Plywood Waterfall Countertop by Vintage Revivals diy waterfall countertop DIY Wide Planked Butcher Block by Simply Maggie diy wood plank counter top

Last but not least… If you have existing butcher block countertops that look bad, don't give up on them. Check out this post to see how I restored my friend's old butcher block countertops back to life in about an hour!

I love all these tutorials! SO many great ideas out there. Even though I really love concrete, I also adored the beautiful wood countertops we had in one of our old houses. Which of these countertop options works best for your renovation? Looking at all these is getting my juices flowing on what type of countertop we should use in our upcoming pantry project.

Choosing the perfect countertop option is just one small part of a cohesive and beautiful room design. There's so much more that matters, like choosing items that are the correct scale, space planning, mixing patterns, choosing colors and more! I give easy-to-understand guidance on all of this in Designer in a Binder®! And the brand new 3rd edition starts shipping soon. You can order your binder now. We have over 7,900 happy customers so far! Click here to learn more.
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  1. Mona Stenovich says:

    This painting counter tops came just when I am thinking about doing my bathroom tops. The house was built in 1965 & I believe what looks like pebble linoleum was used. My question, well there will be two questions-do you think by doing like the marble tops would work on these. There are 3 bathrooms but small tops. My other question in how can I get the directions that you gave without having to have all of the pages printed???
    I really enjoy your website & you are so clever.

    • Tasha A. says:

      Hi Mona! Thank you so much. Painting countertops may be a great option for you, even with a textured surface. I don’t have any posts on painting countertops, but you can click on any of those projects from this post and be taken to the bloggers that give detailed instructions you can follow. Thanks for reading!

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