I've laminated one of the countertops. I built the base from two layers of MDF giving me a 1.5" thick base. The laminate is a slate gray with mottled brown colors. I would have liked an actual texture, but it was too expensive. The laminate has been laying on the dining room floor since late August. I'll get to the other two, smaller countertops when I get back from Florida.
I'm not done with the one above. I still need to clean some contact cement from the edge, scrape the sharpness from the overlap, hook up the sink, and attach the whole thing to the base cabinets. I'll try to get to that on Friday. If not, next week. I should have three days off when I return. The floor will eventually be stained Ebony. I've tried a lot of things to remove the water stains, but it's just too deep, too old, and too much. No idea when I'll get to that, with the weather warming up and all.
Remember what it used to look like?
I've also sown my tomato seeds. The extra cup became Beefsteak. I have seeds left over of all but two kinds. There's always a need for contingency where tomatoes are involved.
Can you believe it's only 24 days til Spring?