Years ago I attempted to peel the laminate on a drawer and painted it.It turned out ok, but I was ready to try it on a bigger scale this time and I had learned some new methods that I wanted to try.We’ve had these for a couple of years now and they are A in my book.

So I took the affected kitchen doors and drawers off and peeled them all down to the bare MDF surface.

It’s called Cabinet Coat and I bought it online (click HERE). It levels out perfectly and gives a nice smooth finish that matches my remaining doors and drawers which I didn’t have to peel yet. I would have loved to try my new sprayer for this one but it was too cold outside in the garage. I also still have to add molding to where the cabinet meets the quartz.

I wish I would have just done this while I had all the paint and everything out.

In person it’s not as obvious that that kick panel needs to be painted out.

Concrete: Jenny of Little Green Notebook (lead image above) used Ardex and transformed her laundry room counters into concrete-look tops.

We've written about other ways to use this concrete finish before, and Tess just wrote about her real life experience doing the process herself.

But it’s still an improvement in looks and in functionality (I basically needed a screwdriver to pry the drawers open before the pulls were on).

And I hung two of the magnifying mirrors from IKEA.

Tile: Jenny from Everyday Occasions spent an afternoon and about to update her black laminate countertops with basic white subway tile.