How to DIY your Formica Countertops into Beautiful Carrara!

 

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We have a guest taking over our Youtube channel today! Her name is Lynne Brundage and she is an absolute creative genius! We love seeing everything she does with IOD. You can find her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/ellenjgoods/ and follow her on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ellenjgoods.medina/ .

Here is her video showing you how to take plain dated formica countertops and turn them into beautiful faux Carrara!! She uses Fusion Mineral Paint and the IOD Carrara Decor stamp!

Here are some pictures of her darling kitchen after:

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Do you want to give this countertop technique a try? Contact your local stockist and ask them about IOD Decor Stamp in Carrara! You can find a local stockist by using our store locator HERE

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25 Comments

  1. Angela Parrish on May 29, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Very informative. Loved the teaching and the results. Excellent

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Angela, we agree! Lynne did such a great job on this counter-top, and we loved how she showed us every step of the process. Be sure to follow Lynne on Facebook here so you do not miss any of Lynne’s beautiful projects!

  2. Amy Seaman on May 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    I go to Lynn’s store for classes, and yes, she is wonderful and very good at what she does! Loved her marble video! Great results!!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      We just adore Lynne! She did such a fabulous job on this counter with our Carrara Decor Stamp™.

  3. Rachel Marasco on May 29, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Love this… Will have to try this on a future project

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Rachel! We just love the counter Lynne designed with our Carrara Decor Stamp™. She did a beautiful job! Our products are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you or here to see a list of well-stocked online stores. We would love to see your project, so do not forget to join our creative tribe on Facebook to share! Happy creating 🙂

  4. Mary Anne Komar on May 29, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    That was the best tutorial yet❣️The results were beautiful and she is cute as a button, thanks for sharing this wonderful project.

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      We are so happy to hear you loved Lynne’s tutorial on using our Carrara Decor Stamp™! She did such a beautiful job, and isn’t she just darling??

  5. Juanita Torrez-Orozco on May 30, 2019 at 5:59 am

    I love Lynn! The tutorial was so clear on every step. I was apprehensive about trying this on my bathroom vanity ….not anymore! Thank You Lynn!!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Hi Juanita, we agree that Lynne did such a great job with our Carrara Decor Stamp™ and her tutorial! When you are ready to start on your own Carrara project, click here to find a brick and mortar store near you or here to see a list of well-stocked online stores. We would love to see your vanity, so do not forget to join our creative tribe on Facebook to share! Happy creating!

  6. Shyla kourt on May 30, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Oh my gosh. I can’t wait to do this for clients!!!
    Very good tutorial! Like covered all my quietions!!!!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Hi Shyla, didn’t Lynne do such a beautiful job with our Carrara Decor Stamp™ and her tutorial?! Our products are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you or here to see a list of well-stocked online stores. We would love to see your projects for your clients, so do not forget to join our creative tribe on Facebook to share! Happy creating 🙂

  7. Lori on May 30, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Could you do this on sealed concrete?

    • Lynne on May 31, 2019 at 3:36 am

      I think you could! Concrete can be painted and sealed iBest practice is to always do a test area first.

  8. Alecia on May 31, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Lynn, this is beautiful! I have already purchased the Giani Marble countertop kit. Do you think the stamps would work instead of using the paint brush technique?

    • Lynne on June 1, 2019 at 5:41 pm

      Hi Alecia. I’m sorry, but I’m not familiar with the kit to which you refer. I just know without a doubt the IOD Stamp is so easy to use and gives such a realistic result!

  9. Kathy on May 31, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Amazing! Even though I watched Lynn “create” the marble, when I looked at the finished product, I was sure it was the real thing! Excellent job, excellent stamps!!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Kathy, didn’t Lynne do such a beautiful job with our Carrara Decor Stamp™?? We loved her tutorial and her finished counter! Our products are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you or here to see a list of well-stocked online stores. Happy creating 🙂

  10. Margaret Eller on May 31, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Amazing! Excellent instructions & video! I’m so in love with all of the IOD products!!!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Margaret, we loved Lynne’s tutorial on using our Carrara Decor Stamp™ for a faux marble countertop as well! She did a beautiful job! Our products are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you or here to see a list of well-stocked online stores. Happy creating 🙂

  11. Margaret Eller on May 31, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Could you please list the specific paint products & colors you used (not the extender & poly.) Thank you very much!!!

    • Lynne on June 1, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Faux Carrera Marble Countertop Supply List
      Sanding tool
      TSP Substitute or other non-residue cleaner Ultra Grip
      Base Paint ( I used Fusion Casement) Contrast Paint ( I used Fusion Ash)
      Fusion Mineral Paint Clear Glaze Sea Sponge
      IOD Brayer
      IOD Carrera Marble Stamp
      Roll of Blue Shop Cloth
      Assortment of very soft artist brushes
      Paint extender for blending
      Paint Roller or brush for applying base coat and Ultra Grip
      Clear Polycrylic water based Top Coat of your choice and applicator of your choice.

      • Margaret Eller on June 3, 2019 at 3:13 pm

        Thank you, Lynne!

  12. Tracey on June 2, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Would this work on a Corian countertop?

    • Lynne on June 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm

      as with any new technique/products, it’s always best to do a sample area first. You could get some sample pieces of Corian from a kitchen store perhaps and try it!

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