Concrete overlay on existing laminate counter / improving dull cabinets
August 23, 2011 6:16 PM Subscribe
Please help me remodel my beige/offwhite plastic-looking kitchen ... on a shoestring!
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet to home & garden (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So, the kitchen in the condo is beige. Crappy beige ceramic tile (I hate it, but it's not leaving any time soon.) Bottom-of-the-line 80s beige laminate cabinets with plastic-looking "wood" trim. And plain ol' beige laminate countertops. Pic here:
I've done a ton with color (on the non-pictured walls), artwork and accessories. Now I really want to update the countertops and cabinets. I love the look of concrete countertops, but the only way that will happen is if I can do an overlay/resurfacing. (Building forms and pouring an entirely new countertop or replacing with new laminate are not options.) It's easy to find instructions for NEW concrete counters, but resurfacing/overlaying is more vague. Pointers?
Also, I'd love to change something with the beige laminate cabinets, but am afraid that painting will look like crap.
I know it's asking a lot, but if anyone has pictures/suggestions/directions for either of these projects, it will be much appreciated. Thanks!