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Awesome Remodels 8 hours ago

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. #BudgetUpgrade

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

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  • Linda @ Mixed Kreations
    Looks very nice! I had thought about trying this ever since I had seen it done on HGTV.
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    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      Linda Keesee Hi, Linda! I hadn't seen it on HGTV - what show was it on? I'd like to check it out!
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    • Linda @ Mixed Kreations
      Hi Doreen! I don't remember which show. But it was one of the kitchen rehab shows. Maybe "I Hate My Kirchen".
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  • Zee
    Zee Burleson, TX
    I have had concrete counter tops for quite a number of years. The look is great and it fits my decor . I wax them regularly and am careful about stains. Anything acidic will definitely cause an issue. I also, when installing placed a few leaves from my
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    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      Zee Thanks so much for the info, Zee. I'm glad to hear you have been enjoying your concrete countertops for many years! The leaf imprints are such a great idea!
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  • Nancy Sue
    Nancy Sue Canada
    First project on this site I absolutely fell in love with.
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  • Sheryll S
    Sheryll S Jacksonville, FL
    I think I will keep my Formica... I really don't have a problem with mine. Cleans easily, and it a color I like...... not LOVE, but I am good with it.
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  • Nancy Robinson
    Nancy Robinson Central Point, OR
    Well I think it is gorgeous and thank you for sharing..
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  • Marianne
    Marianne Wilmington, NC
    I love the concrete, especially with your brick wall. Keep those ideas coming, this one is wonderful.
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  • Doreen Cagno
    Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
    Thanks so much, Marianne! We are loving the concrete!
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  • Dyan T
    Dyan T Ardmore, TN
    I would love to have these!!! :)
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  • Zoe
    Zoe Austin, TX
    Can you comment on how the concrete countertops have been holding up the past few months? I have 3 young boys and ugly white laminate countertops. I am a DIY and not afraid of making a change, but I'm not sure if this will be more durable? Any
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  • Patricia Martin
    This would be a great base for Giani Countertop paint. Can get a look of granite with it. I did my bathroom countertop and it is great. Would like to do my kitchen too and would not have to replace the formica to do it this way. Great looking!
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  • Pamela LaMay
    Pamela LaMay Pensacola, FL
    Here is a wealth of info on concrete countertops !

    http://www.concretenetwork.com/products-conc...

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