If you've got old Formica cabinets in your home that look dingy or clash with your decor, you might think that you're stuck with them.
While you could replace the cabinets completely, this process might be too time consuming or simply out of your budget.
Removing all of the cabinet's hardware and doors -- if possible -- and cleaning the laminate with a cleaner, like trisodium phosphate, that eliminates any greasy residue, is necessary before priming or painting.
After sanding the laminate with 120-grit sandpaper, roll or brush on the paint If you're having trouble choosing a paint color, keep it simple.
If your wood or laminate countertops are damaged, you can simply fill in holes and cracks with wood filler and sand with 600-grit sandpaper before continuing.
Then you’ll coat with the included black primer, which will show through the layers of colors you daub on top.
), you can edge your countertops with old school metal framing, like Morgan's kitchen from The Brick House.
The island in the middle of the kitchen, serves as a center piece for people to gather, eat and drink, or just prepare a meal.Fresh fruit and flowers with bright colors add a splash of color.In a large kitchen, designer Heather Hungeling prefers to create two smaller islands instead of one behemoth â a too-large island becomes an obstacle to get around instead of a boost to functionality.We've written about other ways to use this concrete finish before, and Tess just wrote about her real life experience doing the process herself.Tile: Jenny from Everyday Occasions spent an afternoon and about to update her black laminate countertops with basic white subway tile.