When Justin and I first started our adventures as DIY homeowners, it didn’t seem like there were that many options for countertops especially great options that we could afford. So, of course, we started looking at DIY kitchen countertop options.
Okay, it wasn’t THIS long ago, but you get the picture, right? (via) don’t you love the dancing vegetables wallpaper border?
Fast forward a few years, and thanks to the internet, there’s lots of information (and pictures!) out there about many more DIY countertop surfaces. Not only that, but prices on natural and engineered stone have come down a bit, making them more affordable options for the average homeowner. If putting most of a kitchen renovation budget into countertops isn’t your cup of tea, there are DIY options out there now with excellent online tutorials. In a nutshell, there are lots of ways to get the look you want for the price you are willing to pay.
Take a look at some of the great DIY kitchen countertop options that are out there — and if you’ve DIYed countertops, we’d love to see photos! You can drop us a line here or message us on Facebook here.
DIY Kitchen Countertop Options
Fantastic idea for installing concrete counters over existing tile countertops | Design Stocker featured on Remodelaholic
Make and install your own (faux) reclaimed wood countertops | The Ragged Wren featured on Remodelaholic
DIY stainless steel counters | The Home Project featured at Remodelaholic
Wood countertops made from solid wood doors | The Mustard Ceiling featured at Remodelaholic
Faux painted marble countertops | Batchelor’s Way featured on Remodelaholic
Chalk paint chalkboard countertops | Freckled Laundry
DIY copper countertops | Lillidale featured at Remodelaholic
Wood flooring turned into butcher block countertop | PJH Designs featured at Remodelaholic
Glossy painted laminate counters for a faux quartz look | Designing Dawn featured at Remodelaholic
Penny countertop | Domestic Imperfection
Custom DIY poured dyed concrete counter | construction2style featured on Remodelaholic
faux granite spray painted kitchen countertops | Nest of Bliss featured on Remodelaholic
Turning laminate counters into concrete counters | Kara Paslay Designs
Painted faux granite countertop makeover | Red Hen Home featured at Remodelaholic
Painted butcher block countertops | Becky’s Farmhouse (formerly Buckets of Burlap)
DIY concrete countertop tutorial | Imperfectly Polished featured at Remodelaholic
DIY reclaimed wood counters | Keeping It Cozy featured at Remodelaholic
How to install soapstone | This Old House
DIY marble tiled kitchen countertops over laminate | Zevy Joy featured on Remodelaholic
DIY zinc and rustic wood island counter | Russian River Schoolhouse (website no longer available)
Are new countertops in your future? Would you try any of these DIY kitchen countertop versions? Check out more gorgeous counter ideas on my Kitchens Pinterest Board.
And if you’re wondering “How durable are DIY countertops?” — we asked the same question of our favorite DIYers and shared their feedback in our DIY Countertop Review series.
Plus, check out these 15 Kitchen Remodel ideas too!
This post was originally published April 1, 2013; updated and republished February 21, 2018.