Have you ever thought to yourself something wasn’t ever going to happen? You really wanted it to happen but you really doubt it would?
Well, today’s project was top of the never-going-to-happen list.
I’ve needed a new countertop since we bought the house a few years ago but I couldn’t make up my mind on the type or style of a countertop. Do I want granite, laminate, wood, or concrete? Who’s going to instal the new countertop?
Up until this year, I would’ve never attempted to install a countertop. If you would’ve told me a few years ago that I would tackle this job today I would’ve called you crazy. Heck, I would’ve laughed at you.
I’ve learned so much over the last couple years.
Instead of dreaming of a new countertop, cabinets or decor piece, I’m making it happen myself. I’m building the pieces I couldn’t afford.
Now when I look at a piece in a store, I try to figure out how to build it myself instead of buying it.
It’s empowering to know I can do it!
Before I ramble on any further let’s look at my new wood countertop.
I decided to go with wood because it’s cheap and I could easily cut the hole out myself without fear of really screwing it up.
I followed the same steps I touched base on in the post- DIY Wood Countertop and Wood Filler for the Kitchen.
I used two 2 x 10s and one 2 x 8 to achieve the depth of the countertop.
The hardest part of this entire project was the demo. Since I had never installed a sink or cabinet before this was something I had to figure out as I went along.
After the demo, I used the old countertop as a pattern by placing it on top of the boards and tracing the hole. I then cut each of the boards. I used the Kreg Jig to attach the boards to each other to create one piece.
Next, I filled the seams with filler and waited overnight for the seams to dry.
After the filler was dry, I spent a few hours sanding the excess filler and smoothing out the imperfections.
Finally, I stained the countertop and applied polyurethane for protection.
Afterwards, I took a step back and smiled with pride. I did it!
It was a long time coming, but it finally happened. I finally have a new countertop.
Oh, I also finished the backsplash too.
If you want to know more about the faux brick backsplash check out the post- DIY Brick Backsplash Using Reclaimed Wood and Paint.
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