Sometimes I see a project on social media and I can’t get it out of my head. That is exactly what happened with the project I am sharing today, a Faux Agate Side Table. It was something I just had to try. Here is the video I saw on Facebook:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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As I already had a wood slice from Walnut Hollow, I knew this would be perfect for my Thrift Store Decor Upcycle project. For the legs I decided to use an old lamp base that I picked up at a thrift store for $3. It was the perfect height for a little side table that I plan to use on the deck. Here is what I used to create this faux agate table:
4 Different Colors of Acrylic Paint
As I tend to decorate in shades of blue, I used a blue, aqua and white color scheme. I followed the youtube video step by step. It is such a fun process to see it transform. Paint the entire piece in white:
Then add Rings of blue:
Mix the glazing medium with a purple color and cover the entire piece then while it is still wet use a piece of cardboard to create rings in the paint.
Let it dry completely then add the glaze coat. It needs to be covered and has to cure overnight. This final step is really what transforms it. The high gloss finish gives it such a cool effect. It really looks like agate!
I attached it to the old lamp base, that I previously painted white, with E-6000. I wanted a low table to use on the side of the couch to hold a drink or the remote. It is the perfect height. I like that I can also move it outside if I have company. It’s definitely a conversation piece!
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