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DIY Concrete Countertops

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When we moved into our home our countertops were falling apart, the laminate was actually falling off. After 3 cheap makeovers - I was struggling to find something that I could afford to give our kitchen a whole new look - that didnt look cheap, plain, boring, or bland. I was so excited to find Encore Decorative Countertops. It is a three day process that involves TONS of sanding - but totally worth the work (and why not work on those biceps?!)
I have actually used this system TWICE now - I had a darker color that was not helping the lighting situation in my dark kitchen - so I lightened it up by doing it again. It HAS to say something about a product when someone uses it twice :)
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Before we moved in - falling apart - ugh. We also tried rustoleum countertop paint, a faux paint botch job, and a spray paint mishap... all of which didn't last OR looked pretty boring
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Enter stage left: Encore. The best part about this process - three well organized days. Each bag and bottle is well labeled and color coordinated. You follow the instructions and you cannot fail!
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Well, Day one - seriously, scary stuff - but it gets better! The first coats are called a "scratch" coat. It is mostly so the prettier stuff bonds well. It is sandy, bumpy, and gross... and you might wonder more than once "what the heck have i done?!" keep going...
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After the 2nd day of the thinner concret layers, and the sealant... you have the beautiful after. So much lighter, brighter and modern. I love it! As you can see... so much more work has been done in here. Read about all the projects on my blog!
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The concrete counters are varigated in color, so it is not too bland or flat looking. It is super durable (I mean... its concrete!!), and modern.
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One of the best things about this is it covers up problems - it even works on tile counters! I took the backsplash portion off the countertop and was able to cover up the holes in the counter where it was connected, I also was able to secure the laminate pieces that were falling off with nails and concrete right over them.

To see more: http://www.delightcreativehome.com/2014/09/diy-concrete-countertops-in-3-days.html

  • BBB
    BBB New Port Richey, FL

    wonder if it would work on shower tile..wall and floor?

    • Delight Creative Designs - naomi c.

      Unfortunately this product would probably not work. It is made of eco friendly materials and not meant to withstand constant moisture. It is fine on a countertop and we haven't had any issues with standing water ruining it (we have a cat who has an

  • Sheila R. Gamble
    Sheila R. Gamble Saint Louis, MO

    This is exactly what I am getting ready to do to my Kitchen. Gel Stain Cabinets and Concrete Countertop. Before I get started, are you still happy with both processes?
    We are selling our house, but I would like peace of mind to know that I'm not

  • Renee-Claude,  Mauve Interiors

    Interesting process! The concrete comes in a variety of colours?

  • Drmoody
    Drmoody Warner Robins, GA

    Where did you buy it and are you still happy with it? We have a nice rental house but it needs new countertops.

  • Cabenson

    Love access to your blog can you post a link or email it to me?

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