Update: Painted Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

We’ve had so many people lately wondering about painting their kitchen cabinets and what to do about outdated counter tops.


I thought I would share the post documenting what we did with ours around 2014.  Both the cabinets and counter top are holding up well and I still love them.  Click here to see the blog on our kitchen makeover. The information about our kitchen is toward the bottom of that post. Sorry you will have to scroll.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint on my cabinets….Annie Sloan was my introduction to chalk-based paint and I was in love.  I still like the Annie Sloan line. At the time, I didn’t even mind the price as it does go a long way.  It was hard to find in my area, though, and there weren’t a lot of color choices. Then, we stumbled across Missouri Limestone Paint Company’s chalk-based paint, founded in the Missouri Ozarks, and the rest is history.  We are now established distributors of this line, selling paint and painting to sell, and I am more in love with chalk-style paint than ever!

Update on the paint line: As of March 2019 we became the owners of Missouri Limestone Paint Company and continue using and selling this quality paint!

The counter top product we used is truly amazing:  Daich Coatings Spreadstone Countertop Finishing Kit.  It was a long process but well worth it in the end.  To this day, it looks pretty much the same as the day we finished it.  It is wearing very well and I am very happy with it.  Our counter top was the 1980’s white “leather-look” laminate.  I thought we would be able to sand it down, but that was wishful thinking. That laminate is tough stuff.  So, underneath my lovely counter tops with flecks of colored stone, is an interesting “leather-look”, but it really doesn’t detract from the looks of the counter top at all.  Read more about our counter tops on my Pinterest Board.

The Daich Company advertises they give you a generous supply.  That is true.  We had a lot left over in our kit.  I ended up a couple of years later doing the top of a laminated kitchen table to match the counter tops.  This company now has a new finish called Mineral Select, that looks amazingly like (from the photos on their website) a granite or quartz counter top!

Update: I had great luck using chalk paint on my cabinets as they are holding up very well, but I do have to say using wax was probably not the best choice. It was a lot of buffing! Also, these days, there are so many new products available especially made for cabinets, I would use if doing it again.

For countertops I recommend the Daich Coatings products. I have no affiliation with this company.  I just know I used it, loved it in 2014 and still love it now.  I just checked out their prices and the Spreadstone product we used is even cheaper than when we purchased it.

If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.  Just fill out the form below and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

3 thoughts on “Update: Painted Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

      • Exactly. You paint the cabinets and adding molding if needed to the top of cabinets or on the doors and drawers yourself, then you do the countertops with the Giani…your save thousands! I’m not kidding. The backsplash was a little spendy at I think 20.00 each. But then again…you do it yourself and save so much.


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