SK's Concrete Counters

As we were planning the kitchen in this home, the cabinet bid was over thirty five thousand dollars. Choke. So we decided they were just boxes after all. Why couldn't we just build our own. People thought we were crazy.
Each box was build in place with 1" clear plywood. As we progressed down the line we would measure and decide what I wanted/needed and proceed to build the next one. I love cottage styling and built the upper cabinets to have glass. I knew you could order glass that looked old and wavy and that is what I choose.
The counters were poured in place. I used a red, burgundy and purple mixture with a green undercoat.
The copper backsplashes were left over from another job and I had stored them away for over ten years knowing I would find a place for them.
The sink is also concrete. we framed it in to have the look of a farmhouse sink. I placed a metal decorative curl in the front. When the forms came off I sanded, sanded, sanded. then we sealed with a wet look cement sealer.
The island is hand pounded copper. We drilled a hole where I wanted a pencil light. I love lights on islands.
SK's concrete countertops and copper backsplash.
SK's concrete countertops and copper backsplash.
I wanted a very open farm feel so the entire living room dining room were open.
The copper island was painted in old black and sanded back and glazed with a dark umber.
I painted all the wall cabinets a sage green. Svelte Sage from Sherman and Williams paint
The upper cabinets had "new" old glass and electrical inside cabinet lights.
My concrete farm sink.
We didn't have the time to build drawers, so baskets were my best alternative and I loved them.

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  • Katherine Howard Jones Katherine Howard Jones on Jun 28, 2016
    Wow, so talented. I'm very impressed with the look and even more so that it was from scratch.
    • SK on Elderberry SK on Elderberry on Jun 30, 2016
      Thank you Katherine. It was truly a labor of love. We have moved on and are building a new cottage in the Northern Rockies of Idaho. I will post pictures as projects are to my liking. SK on Elderberry
  • Judy Judy on Jan 30, 2017
    Just love the kitchen sink. The whole thing is just beautiful. Want a farm sink, but they are so pricey. Was the poured sink hard to do?
    • SK on Elderberry SK on Elderberry on Jan 30, 2017
      Hi Judy. I actually made the sink by using the backside of an old metal sink. Using the same method as paper mache. I used cement instead. layer upon layer with fiberglass mesh in between the six thin layers of cement. After the cement was cured I sanded and painted with a copper paint. Cost about $50.00. Good luck. Have some fun. SK Sartell