I just saw a commercial for something fun I had seen in the local big box hardware store - resurfacing laminate countertops with paint!
I had never heard of such. The kit is in the paint section of the store. What I noticed is the kit has a scraper and the specialized paint for the countertop. It seems like a fabulously inexpensive way to update your kitchen, because sadly you are more likely to want to change your countertops before they actually wear out, and my husband likes to wait for things to wear out before they are replaced!
My question would be how labor intensive would sanding the countertop be? The painting itself seems like it would be easy - no ladders to climb, and not much taping to do!