Three part question:
1) Has anyone done concrete over the existing countertops or painted over them with a faux marble kit? Pros/cons of each and how much did you spend? I’m leaning more towards the concrete because I think I’ll like it more and it’ll last longer but I could be wrong!
2) Would you paint all the cabinets white or do lower cabinets a gray/green/blue and uppers white? For now we’d be spray painting existing hardware black instead of buying new. We will likely remove the four cabinets above the pass through to the living room so we can open the wall up more. May also replace cabinets on either side of the sink with open shelving.
3) Has anyone painted their oven/stove or is it even possible?? Eventually all appliances will be stainless but we won’t replace the stove until it goes out or we can afford a large restaurant grade appliance. It’s gas if that affects anything!
** I know many people like the natural wood but we aren’t flipping the house and will likely be here for a while, if not forever and we don’t love the look. We have lots of beautiful wood accent walls in the living room and master so this just seems like an overload of brown and it think it will open the kitchen up! I’d also love for the butcher block island to stand out as it’s been handed down for several generations on my dad’s side of the family 😍
I did concrete In our bathroom and we plan on doing our kitchen in a couple weeks but I plan on epoxying over the concrete in the kitchen.
They make an appliance Apoxy paint and I’ve used it on refrigerators and it turned out great, I’ve never done a stove before so you need to make sure The paint can withstand high heat, you can get it from Home Depot or Lowe’s
Also I will painting the upper cabinets a grey white and the lower cabinets a navy blue with white subway tile back splash .
I did concrete in my kitchen, and no matter how many coats of sealer I use, it eventually gets dark spots
Dont put concrete over old countertop you need to take the old one off and form a new one i just did my kitchen and was going to go with concrete but decided to do the whole countertop in butcherblock
I would do all white on the cabinets. The counters I would opt for the concrete, stained and sealed. Stove, find you a cheapie stainless on marketplace and make some of the money back by reselling yours, the minimal difference will be less than the hassle and cost of painting yours.
My biggest thing is getting the block conditioned since it has sentimental value. It’s starting to show signs of wear and you need to get that in check asap so it can last many more generations!
Concrete needs to start from scratch. First once the counter is removed the cupboards need new supports added for the new weight. Then build a frame to pour into.
There are videos for doing concrete overlays but I don’t know how they hold up. Also when you seal it you need a good safe sealer for the kitchen.
Check out Stonecoat epoxy. They have amazing video tutorials on whatever kind of look you’re going for. You can do a faux concrete look with epoxy and it will probably last longer than actual concrete would. AND it can go right over your existing countertops with just a little bit of preparation.