November 30, 2022

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DIY: Faux Stone Accent Table

Sometimes when I’m walking the aisles of house advancement suppliers I get imaginative tips like these basket plant stands or these desk leg candlesticks. The moment additional it took place.

I was in the back garden office and noticed some curved resin planters and considered if I put two alongside one another they’d sort a nice foundation for an accent table. It took plastic bonder and joint compound to unite them, and listed here is the remaining end result:

 

I acquired all my provides at Lowe’s including two 15” planter bases with the exact circumference on prime (I utilised these kinds). In addition, here’s what you are going to require to recreate: two 24” wood circles joint compound 2” plastic putty knife plastic bonder wood glue coarse sanding wedge Krylon river rock spray paint.

 

To make the leading, first, glue the two 24” tops with wooden glue and set hefty publications on best so they continue to be place and bond collectively. Let to dry about 2 several hours. Coat the wooden circle sides and top rated with two thin layers of joint compound. It is helpful to do this on a prop of some kind. Sand involving coats and right after next coat dries sand yet again to generate a typically sleek surface area. I left mine imperfectly sleek on leading for the reason that I liked the texture.

 

in advance of sanding:

right after sanding:

 

At the time dry, mark the underside of the wooden circles with the site of the pedestal in the centre for attaching in the foreseeable future.

 

To connect the planters together use a bonding glue made for plastic (see connection earlier mentioned). Allow for to dry a handful of hours then use additional joint compound to make any seams disappear. This took a few apps, sanding in between coats. It can help to unfold the joint compound up further than the seam a pair of inches to obtain a final clean search.

Once the joint compound is sanded and clean, coat the leading and pedestal with spray paint. I chose River Rock by Valspar to mimic a stone hue.

Use supplemental plastic bonding glue to bond and unite the top rated to the pedestal. Allow to dry, then use for display screen!

 

I’ll put up a video clip on Instagram Reels to demonstrate the approach. I like how the desk turned out, the pedestal is undoubtedly distinctive! I’m inspired to use my remaining joint compound to build texture on future ornamental jobs.:)