Need to remodel your kitchen counters on a budget? You can use any painted tin can to completely remodel your kitchen counter with very little money!
The addition of simple painted vintage tin can pieces can remake existing worn out kitchen Counter in minutes into stylish vintage and retro design in your kitchen.
These painted vintage tin can Counter also can serve to warm up a dull or uninviting kitchen that needs some more color.
This Painted Vintage Tin kitchen Counter is awesome for anyone who loves to collect all things vintage. I always come across great pieces of inexpensive painted vintage tin at flea markets, yard sales, and antique shops. These scrap pieces or pieces that are not in the best shape are perfect for this simple kitchen Counter resurfacing. You can also use painted new tin cans.
You can make this Painted Vintage Tin kitchen Counter any shape or size to fit your own specific kitchen remodeling needs.
You should be able to accomplish this entire Painted Vintage Tin kitchen Counter project in less than 5 hours and should spend about $100. You might be able to make it for less if you have some of the vintage tin materials around the house.
To do this Painted Vintage Tin kitchen Counter Project Will Need:
Painted Vintage Tin or Tin Cans
Picture Frame Molding
Polyurethane (oil base)
Paint brushed (paint roller)
The first step is to completely clear off your kitchen counter.
Now, use ammonia based cleaner to completely and thoroughly clean the surface.
Now, let this dry and you can start recovering your existing kitchen counter.
Next, use your tin snips to cut your vintage tin pieces into different sizes.
Now, use your tacks to attach them to the kitchen Counter. You can randomly place the vintage tin pieces, over lap them, or even space them out.
All you do is lay out your piece of tin. Place a tac in the corner and hammer it down. Now repeat this in each of the four corners.
Keep repeating until you cover the entire kitchen Counter.
Now, you should definitely overlap as many pieces as possible. You do not want to be able to see the original kitchen counter top underneath the tin pieces.
Use the hammer to mash down any rough edges or un smooth areas.
Be sure to fold pieces of vintage tin over the edge of the counter, cover the front part and bend them up and under the counter. You can tack them down under the vintage tin kitchen count as well.
Now, paint on a coat of clear polyurethane paint. Let this dry overnight.
You need to add up to five coats. This will protect your vintage tin pieces from rusting if any water or condensation comes in contact with them.
Now you are finished! You have given your old kitchen counter tops new life!
These simple vintage tin counter tops are such an easy way to add color to any kitchen. The will work well with white kitchen cabinets, wood kitchen cabinets, and even painted kitchen cabinets. This would also be a great look for a beach house kitchen, log cabin kitchen, or any fun and retro kitchen.