We’re Giving Away a Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations Kit

February 18, 2013 | By and | Comments (312)

rustoleum countertop transformations m Were Giving Away a Rust Oleum Countertop Transformations KitDreaming of sleek black granite countertops but it’s not in the budget?

Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations has come to your rescue with a DIY kit (all materials and directions included) designed to give your not-so-great counters a granite-looking makeover in one weekend or less.  Offered in 5 colors, we are giving away one large counter transformation kit in Onyx worth $250.

To take home a kit, tell us why your kitchen counters deserve a makeover. The most deserving answer wins! 

The contest begins February 1st and ends February 28th. Click here for official rules.

calphalon accucore 10 piece cookware set s Were Giving Away a Rust Oleum Countertop Transformations KitFind out what we’re giving away tomorrow, and enter to win all the other prizes being given away this month!


  1. Cathy Hardin

    My kitchen cabinets need a make over because they need it. I live in a 80 year old home that has had a lot of the remodeling done back in the 70’s. The kitchen was is still in that era other than I have replaced appliances with stainless. It is a small country kitchen. I repainted the walls last year and added a few tweeks, but a countertop make over would make a big difference. It would totally change the kitchen.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:40 am
  2. Nancy Whatley

    OOOOOHHH, my countertops are in such bad shape.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:30 am
  3. Kim Marie Johnson

    We purchased our home 8 years ago with the idea that we would redo such things as cabinets and countertops. The kitchen was in really bad shape. The existing cabinets were like paperboard and the countertops were inexpensive laminate. In 2004 my dear husband, a double-lung transplant recipient, went into chronic rejection. We spent a lot of time up and down the highway to his doctors in Birmingham. All our money was focused on this. In 2008 he passed away. Things were rough for a while. In 2011, I was granted disabilty due to severe spinal issues. I was given a small amount of back payments which went on neccessities like the leaky roof. I did manage to splurge and bought 4 ready made cabinets, but had no money for countertops. The existing ones are warped and do not fit properly. Someone has given me used countertops that are really worn ( like completely through the color) and I have looked longingly at this product. It is just not in my budget. I cannot say that I deserve this any more than others. But I sure would love to have this product 🙂

    February 19, 2013 at 7:28 am
  4. Anglea Orr

    I would love to redo my counter tops. They are a very dull gray, with ugly stains.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:07 am
  5. Tricia T.

    My counter top doesn’t even connect properly in one of the corners, I’ve always dreamed of granite counter tops so this would be perfect.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:36 am
  6. Amy L

    Our house was built in the 1970s and still has the original formica countertops. They have nicks, burns, stains, and are just generally ugly. It would be such a blessing to be able to re-cover them. Thanks!

    February 19, 2013 at 6:24 am
  7. kelly sullivan

    I have been wanting to buy this product and try it. We are on a very tight budget. We bought our house 2 years ago and knew it was a fixer upper. We didn’t expect the things to go wrong that did, so the money we had to fix it up is gone. We had to replace septic, washer & dryer blew, and then the roof in our sunroom had to be replaced. Now two windows have to be replaced. I really want to update our kitchen but there isnt any money left, we have dark brown wooden cabinets with stained white formica counters. This would really help our 60’s dated kitchen and our wallets. Thanks for the great contest. Good luck to everyone!

    February 19, 2013 at 5:14 am
  8. Linda DeMarinis

    Almond and showing some wear, this product would be a godsend to me!

    February 19, 2013 at 4:53 am
  9. Debbi R

    My counter tops are fake butcher block, need I say more, I think not!

    February 19, 2013 at 4:28 am
  10. Barry Gonce

    Redoing our kitchen and although our countertops are in good condition (to be about 50 years old) they are so very ugly…..this would solve that problem. Please enter us to win?

    February 19, 2013 at 4:05 am
  11. jocelyn rice

    I am obsessed with organization, this is perfect for me!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:36 am
  12. Ellen Kepas

    My countertops are a white laminate which stains easily and is just ugly! I would love charcoal colored countertops but can’t afford to replace the white ones, ugh! Winning this product would be great because- I love DIY projects and I’d get new countertops, a win/win situation!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:34 am
  13. Carmen cellos

    My husband and I have renovated the whole house except for our kitchen. After Hurricane Katrina, I was able to update the rest of the house. Now, the kitchen needs an update. We have purchased new appliances and the addition of a new counter top would be awesome. The counter tops are from the 80’s — the Formica type. The black color would go great with our colors!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:06 am
  14. shag66

    My counters are very dated and could really use a makeover.

    February 18, 2013 at 11:12 pm
  15. Elizabeth C.

    Whoa, I totally didn’t know something like this exists. I’m adding it to my wishlist. Our kitchen counters have been around for over 20 years now. I’m not sure what my dad was thinking when he chose the solid white surface, perhaps he likes the white color or perhaps it was the most affordable one, but I wonder if he knew that white easily discolors and shows stains before he bought it. There’s little chips and dents here and there, a thin red marker stain that seems permanent as I can’t seem to wipe it off, liquid marks, and light brown swirls everywhere. Basically, our kitchen countertop is old; it needs a face-lift.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:59 pm
  16. m robillard

    I have the uglist formica counter tops. I’ve been wanting to do something new for a long time. This sounds like the perfect solution!

    February 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm
  17. Valerie Friedman

    I saw one of these put to the test on HGTV. It looked like quite a bit of work but the results looked like it was worth it. I’d enjoy giving it a try. It would be nice to cover up the “hubby knife nicks” in the 15-year-old particle board.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm
  18. Pamela Murphy

    I’m dealing with countertops that were put in when this home was built in the 70’s!! I try to take good care of them, but boy are they out of date. Between volunteering at the nursing home and checking in with elderly neighbors, I need something that I could do in a weekend. Maybe that would inspire me to do something with the rest of the kitchen short of total demolition.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm
  19. Caroline Clark

    I live with 70s avocado green countertops in the kitchen and harvest gold countertops and tile in the bathroom. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP! Either a new solid color or one of the flecked options to bring me into the current century would be such a help!

    February 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm
  20. Jenn H

    My countertops are in serious need of a makeover! I think they’re older than I am, and boy are they ugly. I’m starting over in life…new house, new job, new me. What better to go with my changes than a new look in the kitchen?!?

    February 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm
  21. Susan H.

    We built our house 20 yrs ago. Countertops definitely need a makeover. Thanks.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm
  22. Steven Luker

    I actually toured a model home last Saturday with Black Granite Counter-tops. They cost $2K (optional). My kitchen is an utter-wreck,. The counter-tops are from the ’70’s.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm
  23. cathy phelps

    We have a 1900’s house that has been slowly getting updated. This treatment would be great with the tile backsplash we put in over a year ago. We currently have counter tops of inexpensive old Formica.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  24. Brian B.

    My mother spends a great deal of time preparing wonderful meals for her family and tolerates a kitchen countertop that is over 20 years old. It’s unlikely that she will be getting a new one anytime soon. Thus, the next best thing to have a new surface transformed with a Countertop Transformations Kit by Rust-Oleum. She would be thrilled.

    February 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm
  25. Carol Conerly

    My countertops need a feed lift as bad as I do. Thanks

    February 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm
  26. Mindy Middleton

    Four words: Mauve countertops, galley kitchen!! Help!

    February 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm
  27. jobye laws

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    February 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm
  28. Bertrice L Wyatt

    I have the original counter tops and stock cabinets that came with the house, built in 1995. It was my intention to redo my kitchen, but the job market downsized and I have had to put this project on hold. During my scouting of feasible DIY projects, I came upon Rust-Olem Cabinet Transformation Kits; wonderful process. Simply stated, most of the people that have blogged are deserving. However, I just hope that I am fortunate enough to be chosen; to bring a little life in my kitchen as well as my life! Thank you.

    February 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm
  29. L. Ann

    After painstakingly choosing what we thought would be the perfect ivory and painting our dark cabinets, our original counters look dingy and yellowed. Very disconcerting after so much time,effort, and expense. Rust-Oleum to the rescue, please!

    February 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm
  30. Barbara Whitehead

    Rust-Oleum, you are the undisputed leader in DIY innovative products! I had been looking at Cabinet Transformations today and have chosen Rustic Glazed. Then I saw this contest and am practically jumping up and down! My old worn laminate countertop would look great in Onyx and compliment Transformed cabinets too. These are remarkable products to bring a kitchen up to date.

    February 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm
  31. Sean Pynaert

    Well for starters, the previous people who lived here must have been giants, because the top shelves are about 8-9 feet off the ground.

    February 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm
  32. SandyN

    We moved into our house last year. It had very little countertops, which I was VERY hesitant to buy the house in the first place because of that. I love to cook and bake, so lots of countertops is a big plus for me. We ended up buying an island, and the top of the island does not match the countertops at all, so it looks kind of funny to have both patterns. This would enable us to make them match and look good!!

    February 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm
  33. Tim Brown

    Why not I love to win

    February 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm
  34. Anne Middleton

    Anne I have been wanting to update my kitchen for awhile. I have had alot of health problems. From diabetes complications, heart problems to kidney failure. With all the medical bills, I have not had the extra money. We have had butcherblock counter tops for a long time. Winning the Rust-oleum countertop transformations would be a blessing. Thank you for offering this contest. God bless!!!

    February 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm
  35. Christie Vires

    We just bought a new home in Nashville in TN and the cabinets are a plain ugly green. This house needs to be redone top to bottom and i would be so appreciative of this. Need new life in this house and this would be a fantastic start!

    February 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm
  36. Linda Sauer

    I have been looking at the same orange, cultured marble for the last 37 years! It’s so worn at the drain that I have to touch it up with ‘passion fruit’ nailpolish. I try to be creative with the colors in the room…but it is truely a challenge. Who picked that awful color?? Oh, I did…I was in a different place……….far out man!!!!

    February 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  37. Anna Robertson

    The first conversation I had with my husband included the words “wet saw” and “diamond impregnated.” It was in a bar and he was working at a granite manufacturing shop and I was working at a college where I had the summer off.  To make ends meet over the summer I was helping a friend cut tile on a wet saw. A few years into our relationship I bought a farmhouse and we spent our engagement re doing the kitchen and giving it our best DIY renovation which included granite countertops from the bone yard of the shop where he worked. We were both working in Atlanta and the house was in Alabama so I rented it out while he and I lived in a series of overpriced rental houses in the city, none of which had granite. This past year we bought our first house together and it is truly our dream house, overlooking a beautiful valley, a big tall fireplace, up in the mountains, huge yard with magnolias (my own personal shout out to home). Except, the countertops are not granite. They are your basic laminate in the color of a vitamin deficient person’s bowel movement. So yes, I would love this product as an upgrade. However, my husband who has inspected the product thoroughly says that the more deserving candidate on this blog is someone like Suzy l, who is looking for a good upgrade to help sell her house. He promises we will get real granite one day, but I couldn’t resist another entry just for the fun if it!

    February 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  38. Patricia

    We have lived with these blah counter tops for 9+ years, they were installed 15 years before that. We have dropped things and knife points on them(they are cheap formica) and they are scratched up and look like they have seen much better days! I have always wanted to try this product on my counter tops. They are small, I probably have 10 linear feet total.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    My counters are very old, scratched, and stained. They are some sort of textured formica (?) and this Onyx kit would probably make that an advantage…like some sort of stone. I think it would be very attractive on top of white cabinets. Please consider me as the winner.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm
  40. Angie Rowell

    Angie R
    I am a high school special education teacher and like to come home and relax after a hard day at work. I spend a great amount of time in my kitchen after school making preparations for the afternnoon and preparing for the next day. However, my counter tops are old green laminate and very depressing. An upgrade is long overdue but my budget is tight. If I could win Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations to help make a difference in my kitchen I would show it off and persuade others to purchase this item.

    February 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm
  41. Rhonda P

    My kitchen counters need a makeover because they are just plain ugly. Can you believe when the house was built new, someone actually installed brown formica countertops! Yes, BROWN! They are complemented with dark stained cabinets and dark bronze hinges, pulls, and knobs – unbelievable, isn’t it?! This kitchen needs a makeover bad and a new gleaming onyx counter, enhanced with new hardware for that splash of color is the inexpensive makeover that will work!

    February 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm
  42. Liza Ellis

    This apartment was made in the 70s & when I purchased it they charged for renovating, what they did was take it back to the 70s & it’s really really ugly

    February 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm
  43. kathylk

    The countertops were replaced, but the seams are uneven and rough.

    February 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm
  44. Richard

    The low quality applied material has met the end of its lifespan which was as it was being made in the first place.Junk is junk.

    February 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm
  45. Janine Donoho

    Our counters are a laminate–I love the earthtone color, but they’re already showing wear in scratches and chips. I love spending time in the kitchen with friends during meal prep, especially when I’m cutting veggies for salads. This would be the perfect fix.

    February 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm
  46. Joyce Best

    My countertops are quite old and scratched up from years of use and abuse. Would love to have a transformation.

    February 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm
  47. Julia

    It would sure be worth a shot! Could only be an improvement.

    February 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm
  48. Cynthia C

    My counter tops could really use an update but it’s not in the budget, Fingers crossed!

    February 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  49. Laurie

    I never knew this product existed until this contest – so thanks for having it! Our countertops have a mystery stain that we never knew existed until we bought the house. It was under a plant or something when we toured. Would LOVE to get rid of it forever!

    February 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm
  50. Carrie

    Our family moved into a 1960’s home this past August after adopting our two youngest sons, and needing some more space for our family of six. The previous owners made no updates to the home before they moved, leaving us with an ugly kitchen that resembles my 94 year old grandmother’s kitchen, as well as two very ugly bathrooms. They had a thing for hunter green and decorated everything with this color, including the laminate counter tops. We have had to make a few immediate changes to the house to make it safe for our 4 young children, but time and money run short for us. Our dream would be to gut the whole kitchen, but I can not see the financial resources being available for that in the next 10 to 15 years (or ever, since we will have at least 2 in college by then). As a stay-at-home-Mom, I often feel guilty that I am not contributing to our financial resources and often look for ways to contribute by saving money in unique ways. This contest would be one of those ways and I hope you consider our family when choosing a winner! Thanks!

    February 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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