UNTIL...I just couldn't take it anymore. Haha, I am home with the boys all day - and eventually the pink started to give me an eye twitch. AND THEN! I happened upon a clearance cache of Rustoleum Countertop Transformations paint. The color is Cobblestone, which I might not have picked if there were more options, but for $5? I'm good with Cobblestone!
The paint needs a few days to cure, so I did this on Thursday night before we left for a short camping trip - that way no one was tempted to rush it and start using the counters before the paint had cured. I gave the counters a good scrubbing, then a light sanding with fine paper. After that, and two coats of paint (which is SUPER fumey by the way...so watch that if you don't have good ventilation)...we were left with this...
So far, it is great. Easy to wipe down, and much easier on the eyes!
Posting a before/progress picture like that always cracks me up. I think of before and afters as these amazing transformations, but in reality it's just one little step at a time around here! I figure it will be fun for me to look back on these when it is all said and done.