Covering Linoleum Countertops

Do you have linoleum countertops that you hate? I did! mine were blue and awful! I know you can paint linoleum but I wanted something more rustic and inexpensive.

here are my blue countertops

Luckily for me I was able to snag some reclaimed cedar fence boards that were headed for a slash burn. I decided to sand them and clean them up using my favorite ORBITAL SANDER . Once the boards were smooth I decided to just glue them down using Liquid Nails and brad nails. I then caulked the joints and sealed the whole thing with MINWAX POLYCRYLIC sealer in satin.

This was a temporary fix so that I didn’t hate being in the kitchen. I would recommend using a harder wood if you decide to try this! Pine or Poplar would work better. Cedar is a soft wood which means it dents easily and is very porous. So its not ideal for a countertop surface but it worked for the short time we had it.

with the cedar countertops
  1. […] I decided to just go for it, what’s the worst that could happen? I started by hanging and painting the shiplap to see if I could live with those honey cabinets once the walls were white. As you can see from the picture below, I couldn’t. I also couldn’t stand the blue countertops. But remember tiny budget. I decided to cover them with some reclaimed cedar fence boards. you can read about how i did that HERE. […]

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