Concrete Countertops

The Concrete Countertop Experiment

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Please visit here to see this post on how we poured our concrete countertops

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  1. carlie patton says:

    U BOTH DID A GREAT JOB SHOWING THE STEP BY STEP PROCESS. EVRYTHING YOU BOTH CREATED LOOKS WONDERFUL. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE HOUSE BEING REBUILT FROM THE INSIDE AND THE HOUSE IS AMAZING !!!!!!!!

  2. Wow, what a great experiment. I’ve never really done anything too complicated with my counter tops (except for replacing the corners in a few places, which broke off). It’s amazing how concrete counter tops like this can make your kitchen look so much better. Great job!

  3. Knucklez says:

    thanks for sharing this project. i like your pictures and “how to” style blog. i was just wondering if the sealant you put on your kitchen countertop is “food safe” type?

    i love working with concrete. you can mold it, colour it, add objects to it. wonderful medium, earth tones, real. it’s a nice thing to bring into the home and i’m glad that you did exactly that. great first try, looking forward to reading about more of your projects!

    Knucklez

    • Thanks Knucklez! We opted for a spray on bottle of “Stone Spray-n-Seal” Sealer made by Stone Care International (found at Lowe’s in countertop section) and then covered that with a Food Safe Beeswax that we ordered from http://www.expressions-ltd.com (which we will re-apply regularly). We are actually still looking for something to give it a more shiny look (since we didn’t polish our tops) and considering other options as well to get an even better look. (Though not sure we’ll even get close to your amazing kitchen! Thanks for continuing to stick around and encourage others in the diy forums!)

      Our love for concrete is growing as well. We are in process of doing a patio paver w/ a concrete cobblestone form then a small bathroom sink is up next! Its not nearly as scary as I had originally thought 🙂

  4. lazykayaker says:

    You both did a fantastic job. I’m looking for an affordable replacement for my formica countertops. So far concrete is my top choice though my husband is partial to wood. I look forward to seeing your bathroom countertops. With all the work you’ve done with concrete you’re both the experts now.

    • Its almost worth trying to just use concrete resurfacer over the current countertops (or we spotted a kit at Lowes specifically for covering laminate and making it look like solid surface that we are very curious about). Then if it turns out bad you can always start from scratch on concrete or wood!

  5. Marion Elway says:

    Stumbled upon your web site via live search the other day and absolutely enjoy it. Keep up this fantastic work.

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