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DIY Wood Slice Table With Glow In The Dark Paint

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Learn how to make a unique DIY wood slice table that will glow in the dark with NEW Glow paint from DecoArt. 

painted wood slice table

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If you’ve visited here before, you know I love working with wood slice pieces. But wood slices, or slabs, can be very pricey. Lucky for me, my Dad lives on a small farm and is clearing some of his land, so he has been giving me various sizes of wood slices.

The first piece I ever made was this resin wood slice side table. It’s still one of my favorite pieces. Next up I made a live edge console table for my daughter’s college apartment. It’s filled with seashells and small stones.

This summer I really want to enjoy my backyard area, but it needs a lot of work. You can get an idea of what it looks like in my summer alfresco table from last year.

The main problem is there is no deck or patio. The good news is it’s set on a dead end and backs up to 3 acres of trees for lots of privacy and enough of a grassy area to add a patio.

I have plans for that, along with a firepit and, fingers crossed, a pergola. I already have outdoor furniture, but really need side tables and a coffee table.

When DecoArt reached out to me to partner on their NEW glow paint, now available at Michaels, I immediately knew it would be perfect for a DIY wood slice side table.

painted glow table

I already had a $5 thrift store find side table shown below:

wood table

The wood slice was the perfect size and shape to fit right on top of this baby. Take a look at the finished piece during the day and at night: 

glow table in light and dark

I love that it looks like just a pretty aqua table, until it gets dark, and then you get that WOW factor. How cool will it be to sit outside and have a little table that glows in the dark? It will be a statement piece for sure.

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wood slice side table with plant and glow paint

Here is what you need to make your own glow in the dark wood slice table:

Supplies For DIY Wood Slice Table Glow Paint

supplies for wood slice glow table

Step 1. 

Be sure your wood slice is clean from any dust, dirt, grime, etc. I chose to leave the bark on, as I love the look of it, but you can remove it if you like. 

glow paint on wood slice

Step 2.

The glow paint shows up brighter if you paint the piece with white paint first, so I used DecoArt Chalk Paint in white. Paint two coats allowing it to dry in between coats.

wood slice painted white

Step 3.

Once dry, paint the wood slice with the glow paint. I used aqua, which has a pretty mint shade to it. You will need at least 2-3 coats. Keep in mind it does dry darker.

glow paint on wood slice (2)

Step 4.

Let dry overnight. 

wood slice painted with glow paint

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glow paint drying in window on chair

Step 5.

Attach the wood slice to the tabletop with wood glue, or if you are not using a table as a base, add legs to the wood slice. 

glow in the dark painted wood slice table

Step 6.

Allow the paint to fully cure and then add a protective sealer of your choice. 



painted glow wood slice on wood side table

I thought about painting the table base too, maybe in white, but I like the brown tone against the bark. Knowing me, that could change tomorrow! I’d love to hear if you have ever used glow in the dark paint.

Years ago I made t-shirts for my kids using a fabric type paint, but this is my first time painting wood with it and I LOVE it.

So “Let it Glow” with Americana Glow Paint and have fun with this cool paint product. If you do try it, please leave me a picture in the comments below. I’d love to see it!

completed painted glow table with glow paint from decoart

Tips For Using DecoArt Glow Paint

  • This paint will glow longer than any other paint on the market. 
  • Use soft brush when applying paint. 
  • Shake well.
  • Charge under sunlight or UV light.
  • Soap and water clean up.
  • For best results, basecoat surface with white.
  • Paint is water-based.

Thrift store table with wood slice top

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wood slice table painted with decoart glow paint

painted wood slice table

DIY Wood Slice Table With Glow In The Dark Paint

Yield: 1 Table
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10-15

Make a unique glow in the dark wood slice table with paint and a thrift store table base.


  • DecoArt Glow Paint 
  • DecoArt Chalk Paint
  • Wood Slice 
  • Hairpin Table Legs or old table base
  • Wood Glue


  • Paint Brushes


  1. Be sure your wood slice is clean from any dust and dirt.
  2. Paint the wood slice with two coats of white paint allowing it to dry in between coats.
  3. Paint the wood slice with 2-3 coats of glow paint.
  4. Attach the wood slice to the tabletop with wood glue.
  5. Allow the paint to fully cure and add a protective sealer.

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Giorgio Lauria

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Wow, you have fantastic ideas.

Michelle Leslie

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Wow, the night time piccy is seriously cool. It must create such a lovely surreal glow in the evenings. Great idea Michelle


Tuesday 7th of April 2020

What a unique and creative way to change a table or any piece of furniture! Love the color! Thanks Michelle.

Maria Brittis

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

Love the nature inspired behind the table, sliced woodis one of my favorite looks. Great color.

Deana Landers

Monday 6th of April 2020

I love this!

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