I have long admired the use of concrete in home & furniture design…even so much I had stained concrete created in the bottom floor of my new home. We are blocks from the ocean and I knew it would be a great option with less upkeep with all the sandy wet toes that stray in from outside!!
They did a fabulous job matching my sample (can you see the small 2.5” x 2.5” sample on my concrete floor?)
So…I had seen recently concrete side tables for $400 each and thought I can do this myself!
I decided with the help of my neighbor, who had just completed his own fireplace hearth in poured concrete, to assist me with two bedside tables.
We used the following youtube video: https://youtu.be/9866dmfJxUU to help with materials and steps. We used Quikrete Countertop Mix:#1106-80. Total spent on materials for two end tables was $50. I used my local metal fabricator to make the simple metal base for $100 each. (Your local metal fabricator could easily make these for you)
I happened to paint mine white to match the custom headboard I designed. See the finished product below..
It was very easy to do! Yes…it really was! It also was cost effective as two tables only cost $250.
A little bit of elbow grease and a desire to learn something new!
Cheers and have fun with your next project!