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DIY Concrete Dining Table Top

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I used to be the owner of a very poor, sad, mismatched dining set. I desperately wanted to update our kitchen look with something lighter and brighter. There was only one problem: my children. 2-year-old twins and nice furniture do not make for a winning combination. I knew I would have to go the DIY route on this one.
For about $100 in paint and concrete supplies, I was able to completely change the look of my dining set.
Cost: $100 Difficulty: Medium
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Here's a lovely "before" picture. Do you like the stickers on the bench?!?
I know it's scary, and once you start, you really have to commit. Why? Because you have to basically ruin your surface before adding the concrete. Scuff up your surface really well with sandpaper (I've also seen people use a razor blade on laminate surfaces).
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I used Henry FeatherFinish for the table top. You just mix it up with water. A little of this stuff goes a long way. I actually have some leftover, so suggestions for other concrete craft projects are currently being accepted!
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Then apply a thin layer of the concrete. I ended up doing three thin layers, letting each dry in between and then sanding. I also painted the table legs, chairs, and bench "Ikea white."
It took over a week to complete, between priming, painting, and concrete. Each step wasn't particularly time consuming or difficult, you just have to be patient and let everything dry.
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Here's the final product. I finished the top with a food safe sealer, and boy is it tough! My twins haven't been able to throw anything this table's way that I haven't been able to wipe off with soap and water.
Click over to the blog to see a full tutorial and source list.

To see more: http://thecrazycraftlady.com/2015/01/diy-concrete-dining-table-top-and-dining-set-makeover/

  • Katie @ Fun Home Things

    Awesome! Well done:-)

  • Deborah Rose
    Deborah Rose Bowling Green, KY

    Love it ! wonder if I could do it to my kitchen counter ?

    • Deborah Rose
      Deborah Rose Bowling Green, KY

      @The Crazy Craft Lady (Aimee) Thank You so much ! Enjoy that great table.

  • Jill Kelly
    Jill Kelly Sauk Rapids, MN

    I would imagine you could do this treatment to old countertops. Do you think? The table looks so much better! Great job!

    • The Crazy Craft Lady (Aimee)
      The Crazy Craft Lady... Minneapolis, MN

      @Jill Kelly Yes, Jill. My original inspiration came from seeing a blogger who did this same thing to her kitchen counters.

  • Julie Harper
    Julie Harper Bakersfield, CA

    Excellent makeover!! Love how it turned out - very professional. Your area here looks so fresh. I also love the pictures on the wall - where did you get them?

  • Dodie Singer
    Dodie Singer Orange, CA

    Great job can't wait to try it. You make it look so simple and easy and that is totally me.
    Blessings

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