The kitchen countertop is an essential part of any family home. After all, it's where meal preparation happens, where important culinary tools are stored, and where you show off your hostess skills to your guests. But the countertop is also easy to overlook sometimes—even when it is clearly in desperate need of a kitchen makeover.
Luckily, Reddit user 2BNamedLater and her husband recognized that their kitchen countertop needed some serious work done before they could properly show it off to anyone who came into their home. So the savvy wife decided to take it upon herself to fix the appearance of the countertop, before her husband went in to replace their lackluster sink and work on the plumbing. Of course, since replacing a full sink can be expensive, it's understandable that this couple would want to save money on the kitchen countertop surrounding it.
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The wife whipped out some of her genius money-saving tricks to do just that—and you'll want to steal some of her ideas. Thankfully for us, she laid her methods out on her Reddit post, even the ones that didn't work properly, to save others from any of her mistakes. (Can we hire her to fashion our own countertops, please?)
See how this clever woman revamped her entire kitchen countertop by spending only $34.50 in these jaw-dropping transformation pics below.
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We'll admit, the kitchen countertop wasn't all that much to look at in the beginning. Though we've certainly seen a lot worse, this one had clearly aged—and had the stains to prove it.