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DIY Concrete Countertops Over Existing Formica

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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.

To see more: http://www.hymnsandverses.com/2014/02/diy-concrete-countertops-over-existing.html

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  • Becky
    Becky Nixa, MO
    on Feb 26, 2014

    Your countertops look amazing! I have seen 1 post on Pinterest using that same product. I was too intimidated to try it so I painted them instead. After seeing yours I am now going to try it. You made it seem very easy. Where did you get the top coat? Again, just beautiful!

    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      on Feb 27, 2014

      @Becky We got the topcoat we used at our local Ace Hardware store.

  • Victoria D
    Victoria D Miami, FL
    on Feb 26, 2014

    Beautiful option, what did you end up spending? I am tire of seen the same Granite or marble counters the brown with the blacks specks and so fourth if you can not afford the unusual looks you mite as well do something different like you did.

    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      on Feb 27, 2014

      @Victoria D We already had the Ardex Feather Finish on hand, but it costs about $20 for a 10 lb. bag and we only used half of one bag. The only other things you need are the concrete sealant and the car wax. You can definitely do this project for under $50.

  • LaDonna Adams
    LaDonna Adams Madisonville, KY
    on Feb 27, 2014

    This is beautiful

  • Bj
    Bj Putney, GA
    on Feb 27, 2014

    How did you build the stove vent/hood? Your kitchen IS beautiful!!!!

    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      on Feb 27, 2014

      @Bj Thanks so much, BJ. Looks like I need to do another tutorial! Stay tuned!

  • Colleen Ostrander
    Colleen Ostrander Schenectady, NY
    on Feb 27, 2014

    really like this, I want concrete counter, but am I able to do random indentations?

    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      on Feb 27, 2014

      @Colleen Ostrander You definitely apply this product to your liking.

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