Archive for August, 2009

August 24th, 2009

What Goes Great With Patio Pavers and Cocktails?


This fabulous table fabricated for Rob and Bev in Englewood, Ohio that’s what.  After shopping all over town and online for a low table that would fit into their landscape these homeowners chose concrete and counterevolution. The finished Max Agg 42″ table top sits on a concrete tube base cast in an unpolished version of the same concrete. “You knocked this one out of the park” said Rob. “It’s perfect” Bev added, “and it didn’t come from WalMart.”

August 5th, 2009

Bow Wow Wow


Not just an unforgettable band from the eighties, but the chatter on the street in the Short North area of Columbus, OH. That chatter comes from our canine friends real close to the street. counterevolution built these outdoor concrete dog watering bowls for the Northstar Cafe on High Street, and Third & Hollywood Bar and Grill at, well Third & Hollywood in the Grandview Heights section of town. Now all the poochies can sing along “IIII….. want water”

August 5th, 2009

Vintage Dresser Gets A New Lease


This old dresser was elegantly re-purposed as a vanity base. The concrete countertop is 1-1/2″ thick of our 10,000 PSI concrete mix with an Antique Amber acid stain finish.  Our permanent sealer was used to protect this quasi-heirloom.  Nobody likes stains in the powder room.

August 5th, 2009

Sweat Equity- The Wine Bottle Glass Project


Here it is.  The Victorian Village Remodel is installed. These customers collected and crushed their own wine bottles to highlight this stunning kitchen. The tops are 2″ thick and filled with recycled glass. The island top weighs in at 587# and the factory built cabinetry is supporting it wonderfully with no brackets on the overhangs. CounterEvolution’s permanent sealer makes these tops as easy on the maintenance as they are on the eyes. By the way, you don’t have to crush your own glass, unless you just want to.

August 4th, 2009

CounterEvolution Goes Hollywood


Third & Hollywood Bar and Grill in the Grandview Heights Neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio commissioned these tables for their outdoor dining area. This is the latest eatery in the Northstar Cafe family. They chose to use a maximum aggregate exposure in a black concrete. The look is repeated on the polished concrete block walls that partition the restaurants high-style interior. Many original features of the building were preserved.  A brick archway that had been a doorway in the carriage repair garage in the 19th century has been fitted with custom wine storage racking.  A very cool place.  My hat’s off to Kevin and Andrew.