The original cabinet was wonderfully rustic and perfect for this cabin in the Poconos. The countertop was solid and substantial, unfortunately it was covered in white formica. I was able to strip off the veneer and coat it with a concrete mix tinted to a deep charcoal.
After clearing some overgrowth, I found a wall—unfortunately it was cement block—so I covered it with a combination of manufactured and natural stone, for a more elegant look.
One of my first “big projects”—I found a rare remnant of marble that was no longer being mined, and had just enough to cover the original brick facade. It was a challenging install (talk about losing your religion), however it turned out great.