to live….err, start our counter tops. 🙂
Well guys, the big project is finally underway. I feel like I’ve been talking about all things kitchen counter tops for far too long, and unfortunately, the fun doesn’t stop just yet.
I mean the fun kind of stops, because we’ve collected enough beer and wine bottles to mix in with the concrete and now the real work begins. Lets not kid ourselves, I’ll probably have a glass or two this weekend in between helping Jeff with the labor part of the work. 😉
So, a few nights ago Jeff took the first step by creating the form (I called it a mold and I was corrected) for the counter tops. This form will hold the broken glass and wet concrete while it’s sets and dries, creating our new counter tops.
According to Jeff, the bottom of the form was made using three 2′ x 8′ sheets of melamine, (similar to what IKEA furniture is made of but with a plastic veneer) and the form edges are finish grade pine 1x2s. Again, that last sentence was all Jeff.
The form is measured to the current dimensions of our counter tops with a cutout for the new sink, (double sink, woohoo!). There’s also a form for the new small side bar we’re adding.
It might be a little difficult to see just how this fits in our current kitchen by looking at this picture, so check out the photo below for a more user-friendly guide. Caution: I made it very technical.
As an FYI, from this photo it looks like the sink and little bar are right next to each other, but that’s not the case for our kitchen. They’re just like that in the form to make room for everything.
Still confused? Don’t worry, me too. Jeff keeps assuring me it will all work out.
We’re getting back to work this weekend and I’ll keep you posted on our progress. Hope you all have a great weekend too!