Updating the look of your home can be exciting, but trying to fix an outdated bathroom can appear too costly to attack. However, renovating an older bathroom doesn't have to mean ripping out everything and starting from scratch. You can change the look completely with a few simple and relatively inexpensive ideas.
Cheap way to change ugly countertops. Paint them! I found this girl's blog online. She has a lot of awesome DIY renovation ideas, including this one. This is the best one I've seen so far. I think I'm going to go through with it and paid my countertops! http://www.remodelaholic.com/2012/02/glossy-painted-kitchen-counter-top-tutorial/