Monday, June 3, 2013


Were my yellow linen-look 1970's laminate countertops actually cool?!

I haven't been able to totally get into the midcentury modern trend, probably because our house is a little too midcentury un-modern.  But a day after I painted the countertops, I was reading the Consumer Reports magazine (it had a whole section on kitchen remodels), trying to decide on a permanent countertop solution and what do I see?  Laminate is coming back, and in retro styles!

Kitchen Transformation

It's all done and turned out great!

Haha...okay, not really. The countertop painting went great.  The polyurethane over the paint is not going great.  After the first two layers it looked awesome.  But then the third layer turned cloudy and streaky.  I almost cried.  I'm still not sure why.  Maybe I didn't stir it enough.  Maybe it was too humid.  Either way I'm still trying to find a way to fix it.  

Here is the before of the pic from above.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


The linen-patterned harvest gold laminate is gone.  I'll update later with whether or not this turns out to be a disaster.