Need to do some updates around the house but think you lack the funds for any worthwhile home improvement projects? It is true that home repair and renovation can be expensive, but there are also some cool things you can do on the cheap.

We’ve seen concrete countertops on Pinterest and in design magazines, but recently discovered how easy these were to do at home. We can not say they require minimal effort, but not nearly as much as you might be thinking, and you certainly do not need to be a carpenter or home improvement expert to tackle this one yourself and get stellar results. The overlay technique which allows you not to have to deal with large amounts of poured concrete, too. However, you too will learn that is not necessary. Check out this awesome step by step Youtube video tutorial and learn how to make concrete countertops like a pro!

Sourced from: DIY Joy 

What You’ll Need:

Concrete Mix


Carnuba Wax


Trowel or Putty Scraper

Old Door or Wood Base



Prepare your concrete mix

Step 2:

Spread it thinly to an old wooden door or any wood base of your choice. Make it smooth as you go along. Don’t forget the sides and let it dry.


Repeat the process four more times. Don’t forget to sand the dried concrete area before applying a new thin layer again. Fill in small uneven lines with a thin layer of cement on the final layer. Let it dry and sand it smoothly.

Step 4:

Brush Sealer and Carnuba Wax for added protection. And your DIY Overlay Concrete Countertop is done.