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How to make these concrete-look shelves?

jscib
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How to make these concrete-look shelves?

Hi Guys


I am in need of some help. I came across these DIY ikea shelves which have been finished with a concrete finish and curved in the corners.

 

diy-meuble-tv-beton-cire-ikea-meganvlt-2.jpeg

 

https://meganvlt.com/diy-meuble-tv-ikea-en-beton-shopping-deco/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F5rIAmTWJQ


As the original project is from someone in France I am struggling to figure out what product I could use to achieve the same look - could someone advise what I could use?

 

It seems they used a pre-mixed tile adhesive paste. I was looking at the below product but not sure if it will be thick enough to achieve the curved corners.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/dulux-4l-medium-texture-exterior-paint_p1409809

 

or am I better off going for something like this?

https://www.bunnings.com.au/dunlop-2kg-tile-all-tile-adhesive-kit_p6650077

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: DIY concrete shelf

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @jscib. It's sensational to have you join us and many thanks for your question about D.I.Y. concrete shelves.

 

From what I've seen of these, it appears that either tile adhesivecornice cement or plaster of paris is used. I'm not sure about the medium texture paint, but it is not a cement-based product like the three I've mentioned. It could potentially work, but I haven't seen it used and it wouldn't achieve those corners by itself. You'd have to build them first with cardboard or whatever you are using.

 

Let me mention @lieselroberts to see if she has any thoughts.

 

Mitchell

 

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jscib
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Re: DIY concrete shelf

thanks mitchell, i'll have a look at these products and will let you know how I go!

lieselroberts
Budding Contributor

Re: DIY concrete shelf

Thanks Mitchell.

 

Hi Jscib,

 

I used Selleys White for Life grout (purchased from Bunnings) for this diy side table project.

 

https://www.workshop.bunnings.com.au/t5/Living-and-Bedroom/DIY-hourglass-side-table/m-p/78134#M4305

 

I think you could definitely achieve the curved corners by adding a thick layers of grout 🙂

 

Good luck!

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