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Taylor took a day last weekend and poured the concrete into the countertop molds that he created. If you missed the first step in the concrete countertop process, click here to catch up! The countertops are now finished, and I can’t wait for you to see the finished piece! We just have one more post in this series for you to see the completed project. For now though, here are some pictures and a bit of info on mixing and pouring the concrete.

We bought a specific concrete for this project. There are several concrete options for countertops, but we ended up buying Quikrete Countertop Mix from the Decorative Concrete Depot in Nashville (there is one in Huntsville too!). We mixed the concrete with water using a paint mixer and a drill in a 5 gallon bucket. This part took place in the beautiful pink and blue bathroom. The concrete was then carried to the kitchen and poured into place.

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Taylor poured the concrete evenly into the mold and then leveled it out by screeding with a 1×2.

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A sander was used along the sides to vibrate the air bubbles out.

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Once the concrete was poured and vibrated thoroughly, Taylor used a magnesium float to work the cream to the top of the concrete while also skimming away excess moisture.

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The next step was to just stand back and wait for it to dry a bit. When the concrete reached a reasonably firm state, Taylor took the steel trowel out to remove any blemishes and to continue to work the cream to the top. He repeated this a couple of times until he reached the desired texture. Then we moved out of the house for a week and waited for it to cure!

Next time I will show you what it looked like when we came back and how Taylor finished the project off!

 

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