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 Counters
Published March 10th, 2014 3:43 PM
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