Glitter bars and counters are really the best way to go for high quality beautiful results. It gives you that glassy smooth look and is incredibly durable. We recommend the glitter as it is commercial grade. There are plenty of other brands out there that cost less, but sometimes those cheaper brands don’t give you that perfectly smooth surface (especially if you go with chunky glitter flakes).
Can’t stand your countertops but don’t have the funds to tear them out and replace them with the materials of your dreams? You’re in luck, because there are a handful of DIY projects out there that free you up from being stuck with a countertop material you hate while you are saving up for that gut reno. Do any of these fit your style? Your ability to transform your countertops into an entirely different looking material will, of course, depend on the type of material you’re starting with. Read on about these projects to see if they’re something you can adapt to work in your home!
You guys! I think all of the paint fumes around here are starting to get to me. I built a glitter countertop for our dining room. What could make that an even crazier prospect? Well, we are knee deep— no, make that eyeballs deep— in home renovations over here, and I decided it would be fun to build a glitter countertop right at the beginning of all the chaos! while we’ve simultaneously been working on renovating our entire kitchen!
However, we do want to go over how to use it with glitter. I figured I could buy some lumber to frame out a new countertop similarly to our office countertop, so I headed off to the lumber yard. While I was there, inspiration struck. I thought— Hey, what if I made the countertop like a retro diner table top? Some funky laminate on top and aluminum banding around the edge? That would add the perfect amount of quirkiness to the beautiful antique cabinet! Of course, they didn’t have any laminate that fit the bill, nor any aluminum banding.
So my DIY become a wee bit more complicated, but infinitely more fun! Did I tell you there were buckets of glitter involved? So much good stuff for our house— so much bad stuff for my sanity. Anyway, amidst the planning for the new kitchen, I stumbled across a favorite antiques dealer of mine who was finally selling an old cabinet of his I had been eyeing for years!
The problem with the cabinet was, well… nothing as far as I was concerned. But I guess the fact that it had part of its front and all of its sides and top missing might have become an issue down the road. So I had to get out my saw and drill and finish the cabinet out with some new wood that completely clashed with the beautiful, old patina of the cabinet. It was a travesty, as you all bemoaned alongside me, but my friend Kyle helped me paint it a fresh coat of white, remove the broken glass knobs, and replace them with new ceramic ones. All it needed was a countertop!