Late last fall, we did a DIY kitchen remodel. I painted the kitchen cabinets, we built a range hood, and added molding to the upper cabinets. I really wanted to replace our builder grade, 1980’s formica countertops with concrete – until I talked to a neighbor who had actually done this. He explained how they built molds, rented a concrete mixer . . . and the whole messy process! It just seemed like too much of a project to do on our own. But, I didn’t give up and kept searching the internet and Pinterest for perhaps an easier DIY concrete countertop.
I found a few different sites, but when I saw this particular PIN on Pinterest, I noticed a product that I have seen in our garage called, Ardex. Ardex Feather Finish is a patching compound used by flooring professionals to patch or skim coat an uneven subfloor. My husband works in the flooring business and I ran out to the garage and found a whole case of Ardex Feather Finish! When I showed my husband the information I had found, he agreed that this would be a doable project for us. I admit, that because Mark is so familiar with the product, that he actually did most of the work. But, I truly believe I could have done this myself – it just would have taken me a bit longer.
Supplies for DIY Concrete Countertop over Formica