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DIY Concrete Countertops Over Existing Formica

Late last fall, we did a DIY kitchen remodel. I painted the kitchen cabinets, we built a range hood, and added molding to the upper cabinets. I really wanted to replace our builder grade, 1980's formica countertops with concrete - until I talked to a neighbor who had actually done this. He explained how they built molds, rented a concrete mixer . . . and the whole messy process! It just seemed like too much of a project for me and Mark to do on our own. Stop by my blog to see for the complete tutorial for how we transformed our formica countertops with concrete.
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Got a question about this project?

  • Bev
    Bev Leavenworth, KS
    on Jun 8, 2015

    We have concrete countertops and I love them! I've never had a problem with anything staining them, ever. They are non-porous, anti-microbial, hold up to hot pans and skillets coming right off the stove or out of the oven. Ours don't have anything other than a fantastic polishing and buffed surface.

    • Cindy Englehart Cook
      Cindy Englehart Cook San Diego, CA
      on Jun 25, 2015

      @Bev i can't tell really but this DIY-er looks to have had a square nose edge counter..is yours? i have a 'no-drip' roll-formed edge to my old counters so I wonder if it would be more difficult to get a nice front edge?

  • Reginamurphy51
    Reginamurphy51 Fort Lauderdale, FL
    on Jun 8, 2015

    Love the idea & the way it turned out

  • Bev
    Bev Leavenworth, KS
    on Jun 25, 2015

    My husband and I made forms and poured our concrete. I made concrete tiles for the walls over the counters and the front of the counters are poured concrete in a rope design... it's still a work (lot of work!) in progress.

    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      on Jun 30, 2015

      @Bev Wow, Bev! That's great detailed work and it shows!!! Awesome!

  • IFortuna
    IFortuna Brownwood, TX
    on Jul 19, 2016

    I used to do artwork in concrete. It is so versatile. It can be sanded and colored with concrete color additives. I used to use a Dremel to carve my designs. If I was attaching tile board together to make a box type enclosure, I used silicone and then concrete over the surfaces. Concrete is fun to work with. It is very easy to make floral and leaf raised designs just with your hands.

  • Ileana CV Carlos OG
    Ileana CV Carlos OG Miami, FL
    on Apr 13, 2017

    can you pour concrete over granite, my granite is too old fashion and want to make a change

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