Would you even believe me if I told you that I covered my countertops a giant faux marble sticker?! Well… it’s true! Recently I came across this product on Amazon **contains affiliate link**. I have HATED my maroon countertops since the day we moved in, but haven’t been able to afford to replace them. This got my wheels turning and when I realized that I could be DONE with the maroon for about $120 I was ALL over it.
The product came in a big roll. When I announced to Matt that our “new countertops” had arrived via FedEx he had NO idea what I meant! The product is actually really thick and was even repositionable as I was laying it. I learned that this is the same product used for making removable decals that go on vehicles for advertising. This just goes to show that it is meant to withstand many different elements.
I started out by cleaning my countertops really well, and then got our the necessary tools for a contact paper countertop install:
-A Tape Measure
-A Sharp Blade
I started in the least visible corner for practice, and just worked my way around the kitchen. I would measure each piece first, leaving about two inches extra. Then after laying the piece I would cut of the excess.
Thankfully the roll is 36″ wide, which meant I had plenty to overhang both sides of our peninsula.
Because our countertops do not have a straight side profile this made the job a lot more complicated. I feel like the 45 degree corners are the only place that it is noticeable that these are not real marble countertops. If you had straight edges and corners, I think that this product would work the best.
Here you can see how I struggled a bit to get the 45 degree corner wrapping right.
Although the faux marble isn’t perfect, it is SUCH an improvement over the maroon and wood countertops.
To get the material to sick to the contoured edges we heated it slightly with the blow dryer while pressing down against the edges.
It was hard to capture a good picture that shows how real looking the marble pattern on the material is. I love the grey veining throughout it though.
Seriously.. I am in awe of how real these look!
Now when I walk into my kitchen I love how much lighter and brighter everything is!
I feel like our kitchen finally is starting to match the feel of the rest of our house.
Eventually I would LOVE to replace the countertops with quartz counters, but that is a much more expensive project that is still a ways down the road. For now this affordable fix has made me SO much happier with my kitchen!
If you’ve ever hated your countertops but haven’t been able to afford to replace them, I HIGHLY recommend trying this product for a quick and easy fix!
This post is not sponsored, but I loved this product so much that after using it I contacted the maker of this product. Instant Home Renewals agreed to give away an 18′ roll of their “Instant Granite” to one of my readers! It is available in either White Marble or Black Granite. To enter use the rafflecopter below. The winner will be chosen on 9/23. Even if you don’t have countertops to replace this product would be awesome on so many different types of furniture! I hope that this post encourages you that it doesn’t always take thousands of dollars to create a home that you love! Sometimes it’s as simple as a $100 roll of “faux marble” to make you fall in love with your home. **9/23/16 Update** The giveaway is closed and Lauren Perhouse was the winner of the instant granite!**
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