DIY Bathroom Vanity with Concrete

Nowadays there are many different options for finished counter surfaces within your bathroom or kitchen. Concrete, although perhaps not mainstream, is certainly one gaining popularity.  For those of you who have some minimal DIY skills, and want a new project that will give you a challenge, these series of DIY videos from, are offered for a minimal price, and give a good comprehensive walkthrough of how to make your own bathroom vanity with concrete.


Ready to take your DIY skills up a notch? This easy-to-follow tutorial lets you:

  • learn the basics of mixing, pouring, and setting concrete
  • build a custom form to fit any vanity or countertop
  • master the art of casting and finishing concrete
  • install the vanity top on your own

DYI Pete Sveen


Pete Sveen

Based in Bozeman, Montana, Pete loves to teach and inspire. When’s he’s not building projects in the garage or updating, he enjoys kayaking, flying airplanes, trail running and skiing.


Building the Concrete Mold

It’s time to get started building your own concrete bathroom vanity top! In this lesson, Pete will demonstrate what you need to know in order to build a custom concrete mold. His no-nonsense tutorial and helpful tips are just what you need to start your project off on the right foot.

Lesson 2 - Pouring Concrete


Pouring the Concrete Vanity Top

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to mix and pour concrete. Pete also shares the best techniques for preventing air pockets and bug holes in your finished concrete, as well as tips on how to effectively position the steel reinforcement.

Lesson 3 - Demold the Concrete


Demolding and Finishing the Vanity Top

Pete demonstrates the most effective way to demold your concrete vanity top, and shares tips for what to do about stubborn side walls or stuck concrete. Follow along to bring your project to a smooth finish.

Lesson 4 - Installing the Vanity Top


Finishing, Sealing, and Installing the Concrete Vanity

In the final lesson, Pete shows you how to achieve a glossy finish for your vanity top. You’ll also get tips on how to make your counter even smoother and easier to clean. Finally, learn how to install your polished finished product in your own bathroom.


  • Melamine board
  • Steel reinforcement
  • Foam board
  • PVC pipe
  • Sink and faucet (to measure for template)
  • Measuring tape
  • Speed square
  • Carpenter’s square
  • Table saw (or circular saw)
  • Miter saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Bandsaw
  • Power drill
  • Screws (1 5/8-inch)
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sander
  • Waterproofing tape
  • Razor blade
  • Silicone caulk
  • Bolt cutter
  • Wire ties
  • Plastic tub
  • Quikrete countertop mix
  • Mason’s hoe or shovel
  • Rubber mallet
  • 2×4 board (for screeding)
  • Steel trowel
  • Chisel
  • Sanding block
  • 150 grit sandpaper
  • Razor blade
  • Flat screwdriver
  • Mallet
  • Orbital sander (or wet polisher)
  • Sanding pads (120 grit and 220 grit)
  • Portland cement
  • Small mixing tub
  • Fortifier
  • Mixing stick
  • Plastic putty knife
  • Concrete sealer
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Finishing wax

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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015