I recently entered my Dad into a contest on the HGTV.ca website. It was a DIY contest with the winner getting 1200.00 worth of tools from Canadian Tire. Before I go too far, he didn't win but he did get an honourable mention and a gift card for Canadian Tire. He has a huge long list of DIY projects including the mason jar pendant lights in the photos, but the most recent one is the concrete countertop for their kitchen. I have added a few photos here for you to see, but the link for the contest winners is http://www.hgtv.ca/blog/archive/2012/06/02/hgtv-s-may-2-4-diy-contest-honourable-mentions-part-i.aspx
This one above is taken before the epoxy was added.