Okay last we left off, the concrete was mixed, dyed, and poured, and we had waited a while for it to completely dry for the sanding process.
We use a wet sander and a whole bunch of different grain/grit rotations.
Here you can see how the more you sand, the more these gorgeous stones start to show up. And in the top photo, you can see one of the wrinkles from the plastic. Don't worry about that- it'll buff right out.
The next step is to glaze/wax the surface. No photos of that because my dad snuck over and did it while we were out of the house.
Then over here, back inside the house, we see the base of the bar. It's a couple of cabinets. One of the wood planks makes a base for the counter top, and we cover it in glue. Then you have to enlist the help of some strong folks to carry the concrete into place- it weighs probably like 230 pounds.
Pictured: strong dudes
Get it settled into place, and let gravity and time do the rest. Once it's there, it's not going anywhere- promise.
Voila! Completed bar. Well, mostly. It's still a work in progress, but I guess I should say- completed concrete counter top. And it didn't break when we moved it! Check back for more as we complete this project. We have big plans and I can't wait. For now, I'll leave you with another close up of the detail in the top.
I mean seriously.