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Kitchen Renovation - DIY Applied Concrete Countertops

So when we bought our house eight years ago, we figured *someday* we'd get around to updating the kitchen. Well it finally happened. To let you know what we started with, here is a shot of the hunter green "marble" formica countertops. They make you shudder just like I did, right?

Budget was lean for this DIY project, but we had some objectives we really wanted to hit:
Update countertopsAdd backsplashPaint cabinetsAdd crown mouldingPaint Walls So pretty much this could be a few hundred dollars to get into the thousands. This is where I started doing my homework on alternatives to the pricey upgrades of glass tile back splashes and granite countertops.
I came across this great blog post from Kara Paslay Designs. She explains how they took a wet bar area of her home and added an applied concrete right onto the existing laminate countertop. We changed up how we used it a bit, but here is what we did to get a pretty cool final product:
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