Little else dates a kitchen than old countertops, but replacing them can be costly. Instead of shelling out big bucks, check out these budget-friendly DIY ideas and tutorials for your kitchen countertops.
If you want the real deal, the blogger behind the site "Apartment 528" says it’s easier than you think to make a concrete countertop. The key is sticking strictly to the step-by-step directions. Find them here.
Add an island
Repurpose a piece of old furniture, or a flea market find, into an easy kitchen island with a butcher-block top. This blogger used a simple sheet of sanded plywood is the basis for the project and painted chevron stripes for added visual interest. Find the tutorial here.
Look of stone
Get the look of natural stone without the cost. The blogger behind "Sometimes Homemade" spent about $200 to get the effect — and actually found it easier than expected. (When does that ever happen?) Find the instructions here.