Can't stand your countertops but don't have the funds to tear them out and replace them with the materials of your dreams? You're in luck, because there are a handful of DIY projects out there that can free you up from being stuck with a countertop material you hate while you are saving up for that gut reno. Do any of these fit your style more than what you've got?
Shown above: Faux soapstone via Assortment Blog
Your ability to transform your countertops into an entirely different looking material will of course depend on the type of material you're starting with. Read on to these projects to see if they're something you can adapt to work in your home!
Faux bois seen on Little Green Notebook.
Faux concrete (or er, actual concrete material, but just much easier than pouring a concrete counter from scratch!) on A Beautiful Mess.
Very convincing faux marble on Gorgeous Shiny Things.
Faux granite via DIY Network.
Re-edited from a post originally published 2.6.15-NT