DIY Kitchen Transformations

Sunday, February 20, 2011 | Category: Budget Design, Kitchens, Paint

As an interior designer, I love to see a great transformation. Whether it’s a piece of furniture repurposed or an entire room transformed – the process of changing or transforming things is usually really exciting.  So recently when I was invited to experience two new products in kitchen transformations from Rust-Oleum – I was curious to see how this product could work and what the outcome would be.

Rust-Oleum Transformations has two kits for the DIY-er to transform kitchen cabinets or kitchen countertops as an inexpensive and efficient alternative to replacing cabinets or countertops entirely.  Experiencing the product for myself, I can say the process is simple and easy to use (that’s coming from a person who isn’t capable of anything DIY-the fact that I could actually do this was a bit exhilarating for me!). The kit includes everything needed to complete the project. (The kits can also be used for bathroom counters/cabinets or even furniture.)

With the help of the people from Rust-Oleum, each of us got to test out both the countertop kit and the cabinet kit, using the easy step by step process.

The kits come with everything needed to complete the project. The countertops involve five steps, and the cabinets involve four steps.  Depending on the size of your kitchen most transformation projects could be completed in a weekend.


Here I am, happily sanding a laminate countertop sample (in preparation to resurface it).

The countertop kit comes with five color options, from light to dark, replicating a “granite like” finish (solid finishes are not yet available).

There are many options to chose from for the cabinet colors.

The kits can be purchased from local home improvement stores (such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc) or visit the Rust-Oleum Transformations website for more info, including details and tutorials. The retail price for a newly resurfaced countertop kit is $250 and cabinets $150 (depending on your square footage).

The outcome?

Countertops and cabinets that look like they were custom without the custom price!

Thank you to Rust-Oleum for inviting me to experience the products hands-on!

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5 Comments to 'DIY Kitchen Transformations'

maison21 20 Feb 11 at 12:50 am

looks like you had fun!

Martha Stewart Bedding 20 Feb 11 at 6:34 am

Hm, I have to give this a try. Looks easy enough.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking 20 Feb 11 at 9:24 am

This was such an interesting post! What a transformation on the countertops and what a great price to make it look that way. Love your blog. Glad I found it!

Ma_james0105 08 Mar 11 at 5:35 am

Amazing and fun at the same time. DYI- Kitchen transformation is so exciting. Wow! I can’t wait to grab one now. I love DIY- Furniture for your Home , because it is such an accomplishment when you can display one of your crafts. This DIY- Kitchen counter-tops transformation will surely sell like hotcake for homeowners.

plumbing 17 May 11 at 3:49 am

I love the granite countertop. It looks so nice and clean. Love your kitchen designs too!

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