DIY Concrete Counters

4 Days
DIY'ing gorgeous solid surface custom concrete countertops, including a waterfall edge.
BEFORE: The kitchen featured an Ikea laminate counter & brown backsplash that had seen better days. They we're removed to add in a new large single bowl sink, custom concrete counters and a new subway tile backsplash
The first step was making templates. Small pieces of thin wood were used to map out the size and contours of the new countertops.
Using the templates as guides, forms were made using melamine.
After the templates were made, the concrete (Buddy Rhodes Countertop Mix) was mixed up ready for pouring.
The concrete was mixed to a thick consistency, and hand packed into the forms.
The concrete cured overnight, and the next day it was filled, and wet sanded.
Wet sanding is a messy job!
After the counters were sanded, they were sealed with an acrylic sealer, and installed.
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Kristen @ Storefront Life
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  • Sandy taylor Sandy taylor on Jun 12, 2016
    Could you go in to more step to step details on how to. Made concrete counter tops,we would love to make our own,but don't know how to go about it,like how do you do the color and design.

  • Bruce Bruce on Jul 03, 2016
    Did you have to use steel rebar in the mix to prevent cracking?

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