I recently learned that the word “DIY’er” was not added to the English Dictionary until 2014, just a few short years ago. The definition is: A person who engages in do-it-yourself activities; an amateur (in construction, repair, etc). This definitely describes me perfectly! While I am no expert in DIY projects, I love to try new things. Sometimes I have epic fails and sometimes I hit it out of the park. This Epoxy Resin Desk is a project that I was equally excited and nervous about. But, you guys-this is a hit it out of the park project!! I’m not boasting. But I’m excited because I was afraid it was going to be an epic fail. Just look at this lovely, feminine desk:
You see why I’m so excited? Of course, the pink velvet chair has me all kinds of happy as well. I will share more of that in my Craft Room Reveal on Wednesday. You can read about the fun craft room challenge I’m participating in here. Let me show you how this desk was made.
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How To Make A Beautiful Epoxy Resin Desk
1 inch x 12 inch x 8′ Native Pine Lumber-cut in half
DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics 8oz Copper
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics 2-Ounce Ice Blue
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2-Ounce Bubblegum Pink
DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylics – Titanium White
Environmental Technology 16-Ounce Kit Lite Pour-On, High Gloss Finish
Steel Table Legs – D. Lawless Hardware
My Dad attached the two boards together and then added the steel legs. The legs include all necessary hardware, which makes it so easy!
First, I gave the desk a coat of white paint:
Then I mixed the epoxy resin according to the directions. This is only my second time using epoxy resin. It is very important to use the exact measurements of 1 part resin and 1 part hardener, otherwise the resin won’t set properly.
You can use a mini propane torch to get rid of any bubbles, or a blow dryer, which is what I used. I don’t trust myself with a torch yet!
Now the fun begins! The colors of paint I wanted to use were mixed beforehand. You have about 30 minutes to work as the epoxy sets really fast. This technique is called a paint pour and reminds me a little of finger painting-but be sure to wear gloves.
Start by pouring the paint all over the desk and then blend it together. There are lots of videos showing how to blend the paint with a mixing stick, torch or with gloved hands. A combination of my hands and the blow dryer was used for blending. It is so cool to see how it all comes together.
**PIN FOR LATER**
You may also like the Live Edge Wood Table I made for my daughter here:
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