furniture grade plywood with a edge band. painted it with chalkboard paint using a slightly rough sponge roller. let it dry, then lightly sanded it down, defining the mottled quality of the paint. then finished it by sealing with paste wax.
DIY Concrete Countertops Over Existing Formica :: Hometalk. Talk about a cheap way to revitalize, and be able to do it with style. I imagine we could even use a stain in the mix to give us a bit of color tone to the concrete.
woman tells how she painted and sealed her counters to go from the laminate in the top to the natural stone look in the bottom picture. About 120 bucks. Woah, maybe I'll need this? This is an amazing diy