Happy March, friends! Yes, around here…spring is in the air!
I cut a few pear branches…as they are just beginning to bloom…and I can’t pass up the chance of bringing some inside.
However, this post is about my countertops, not pear blossoms:) If you are a regular visitor here, you may remember our kitchen remodel last year HERE…where we installed new cabinets, sink, and countertops.
Well, the butcher block countertops were wonderful. I liked everything about them…except that they added MORE wood tones to our kitchen…now, please realize I LOVE all the wood. I just thought there were TOO many different woods- the floor, the vent hood, the island, the columns, AND the countertops.
So, I researched painting the butcher block countertops…and didn’t find much information. However, I did find that the best new “sealer” seems to be Polycrylic.
Polycrylic claims to be a “protective topcoat which resists damage from abrasion, scuffing, chipping, and water” AND does NOT turn yellow over time (as Polyurethane does).
So, I painted my countertops with three coats of VALSPAR “bistro white” Kitchen & Bath Enamel. (sanding between coats) Then I applied two coats of the Polycrylic in clear satin. (again, sanding between coats) I also slightly distressed the edges and corners only.
I really like how it turned out. It’s shiny and smooth…and cleans up easily. I also like how the wood tones contrast all the white.
Oh, and I also made a new grainsack sink skirt. This time I used a plain grainsack for spring. The herbs add a little pop of color. You can see how I used a burlap sink skirt HERE during Fall.
I sure hope you are seeing signs of spring around your area! I’m certainly looking forward to getting in the garden soon :) Are you looking forward to spring?
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