Both of these projects are from Sunset's Decorative Concrete book.
Inexpensive and strong, concrete holds up houses, paves driveways, and keeps fence posts from tipping over.
But beyond these utilitarian roles, it also excels as a decorative material, which is why it's showing up in more and more houses in everything from countertops and fireplace surrounds to tabletops and garden art.
A cast-in-place countertop
A pressed pot