Countertop beton cire start – finish (final update)

Yes, finally! The countertop has been brought home for the concrete finish. I am so exited how it is going to look….. The kitchen is prept for the nasty job. The basis is a thin wood material what is going to be glued on the kitchen sides for stability. (We will glue everything, when we are 200% sure we are ready. So just before we are leaving for a trip and not a second sooner…… just incase we forgot something….)

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This is the basis

Here is the first layer of primer Epoxy:

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Both sides get primed, just to be sure it stays straight and it is water proof.
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The primer including 0,1-0,3mm quartz sand for better adhesion.

For the next step, all the products below need to be mixed together. We will use half of it today and the rest for tomorrow with the second layer . We actually forgot to make a cover for the kitchen sink! Hopefully we can still do that in time. So we bought an idiot proof package with components instead of totally DIY. (Beton Cire is a brand name here in Europe)

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All the ingredients for mixing together.

 

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First layer of concreet (beton cire). It looks kind of concrete grey but its not.

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The countertop – 2 Burner stove on the left and a deep sink on the right and a little skirting.

 

 

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After the sanding. It starting to look like the look I am after….

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The color is getting closer. It will be fine after the protection coating layers.

The final stage is putting the protecting coating A and B on and then have it dry for 4 days. It looks great but the layer is a bit thin so in some cases you see right threw. (Oeps).  But surely a Sharpy can fix this. In a couple of years we might want to add a new layer but for now …. were done…. and this is it.

Almost done:

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Before: OEM kitchen drawer
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After: OEM kitchen drawer
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Before: kitchen looking in from the outside
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After: kitchen looking in from the outside

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Before: Kitchen sink – countertop – stove – 3 burner – faucet
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Kitchen After: New kitchen sink – countertop – stove – 2 burner – faucet
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Before: Clothing cabinet

 

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After: clothing cabinet became kitchen storage

 

Update november 2017 and some final shots of the kitchen in action:

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After

 

 

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Greg, Thank you for the compliment! I updated the Material section were all the items are listed. The 2-burner gas stove is from Boretti. I got it online from a campingstore in Holland named De Wit in Schijndel. Hope this helps.
      Petra

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