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Old 07-20-2006, 02:56 PM   #21
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I would love to make some concrete countertops.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:54 PM   #22
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I love my tops too, My kids have chipped mine in two spots.

A heavy glass fell out of their hands when putting the dishes away and
hit the edge and chipped the top pretty good. Then another accident while
washing the pots.

Did they tell you if you could fix chips? Our tops were installed by the builder and we have not been able to get in touch with him I think he moved to Arizona. My thoughts are we can't fill the chips.

I love the tops they are so pretty and I do not worry about the hot
pans or cutting on them.
You know I'm not sure. Seems like they said that it could. If it occured I'd have to call Home Depot and have them get in touch with the manufacturer. You might try calling them and seeing if they can help you out.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:55 PM   #23
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I would love to make some concrete countertops.
I'm not familiar with them. How do they hold up to wear and tear? I'd think they really hold a stain???
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:24 PM   #24
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Can't wait to see your pics vagriller. I love to see pictures of peoples kitchens.
Here you go.

Kitchen pics - before and after

About the concrete countertops, I am referring to something that looks like the ones in the link below. They are colored whatever flavor you like and then sealed, so they should be as durable as granite.

http://www.decorative-concrete.net/countertops_diy2.php
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I can't wait to get my kitchen done. Or even started for that matter !
I did paint but that's all we've done so far. Went from an off white to a caramel color. Really pretty.
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:23 AM   #26
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I can't wait to get my kitchen done. Or even started for that matter !
I did paint but that's all we've done so far. Went from an off white to a caramel color. Really pretty.
Do show............I love kitchen pics. Anyone else care to join in or even start a thread?
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Your kitchen looks great Sizz, you must be really proud and I am envious!!
We are more than likely to relocate to a flat with a big kitchen in the early part of next year and we are planning a complete remodelling too... we are already excited about the idea!
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Sizz, beautiful kitchen! You did a great job - now I am really envious of you!
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:14 AM   #29
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Thanks everyone! Took a lot of years of hard work on our old house to be able to be able to have a new kitchen in this one we just bought (profit after selling). I always dreamed of having a big kitchen and I knew this would probably be my last time to completely gut one and start from scratch.
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Here you go.

Kitchen pics - before and after

About the concrete countertops, I am referring to something that looks like the ones in the link below. They are colored whatever flavor you like and then sealed, so they should be as durable as granite.

http://www.decorative-concrete.net/countertops_diy2.php
Thanks for the idea, for we're in the midst of planning to replace the countertops in our kitchen, and to refinish a 20-year old comprehensive set of dark-oak cabinets. The D-I-Y concrete countertop might just be what the doctor had ordered. I'm the factotum around here (both in the kitchen and in the workshop). Looks like a good month-long project in the Spring. In the meantime, I'm busy refitting, and refinishing an oak double-vanity into a custom-built-in buffet in our dining room.

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