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Create A Faux Agate Side Table – Thrift Store Decor Upcycle

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: 

You Tube Faux Agate

 

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Faux Agate Side Table Our Crafty Mom 8

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

Wood Slice
E6000 Craft Adhesive
Craft Glaze Coat Kit Pint
DecoArt Acrylic Glazing Medium
Old Lamp Base

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:

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Then add Rings of blue:

Faux Agate Side Table Our Crafty Mom 3

Faux Agate Side Table Our Crafty Mom 3

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.

Faux Agate Side Table Our Crafty Mom 3

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! 

Faux Agate Side Table Our Crafty Mom

Faux Agate Side Table Our Crafty Mom

 

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! 

Create A Faux Agate Side Table Our Crafty Mom

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Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods

Monday 15th of May 2017

Oh this is a fun and funky table! I've got the perfect spot for it in our teenage hang out space.

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

{BIG hugs} ~Ashley

Erlene

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

You have such a great imagination. Love this idea and such a fun functional piece.

Lora

Saturday 6th of May 2017

This looks a lot like real agate -- the gloss totally sets it off! I am impressed!

kim

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

That's such a clever idea!!!

Pili

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

Wow Michelle, when I first saw it I thought it was a real agate! This technique looks like fun!

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