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How To Make A Beautiful Epoxy Resin Desk

Come see how to make a beautiful epoxy resin desk that will totally become a statement piece in your home.

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:

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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

Supplies

My Dad attached the two boards together and then added the steel legs. The legs include all necessary hardware, which makes it so easy!

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First, I gave the desk a coat of white paint:

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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. 

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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! 

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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. 

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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. 

It needs to cure about 72 hours. This will be set up in my craft room for the reveal on Wednesday, but for now I took a few pictures of it downstairs:
 
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The metallic grey painted legs give a fresh, modern look to this desk and I love that they are tapered. 
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Look at  how many different variations of paint are in this desk due to the wood grain:
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This will definitely be a technique I try again. Maybe a piece of art work to go in my new craft room, lol!
 
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Look at the beautiful shine from the epoxy resin:
 
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I hope you will stop by Wednesday to see the desk all set up in its new home for the craft room reveal!

**PIN FOR LATER**

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You can see my first epoxy resin wood slice table below:
 
DIY Wood Slice Table

DIY Resin Wood Slice Table

You may also like the Live Edge Wood Table I made for my daughter here:

DIY Live Edge Wood Console Table

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great weekend!

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ASH Green

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

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EricWood

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Nice! Definitely a piece of art! Thanks for the elaborate instructions

Aditya Deora

Monday 21st of October 2019

I am planning to change the furniture in my room and want to change something unique and catchy. This epoxy resing desk looks so elegant and I loved the color. I am gonna make it this weekend and will share the reviews with you. Thank you!

Tomika

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

This desk looks very cool. I used basically the same technique but turned it into a more detailed wood grain by using ebony stain. I dabbed it one with the foam brush to create the "streaks" and spread it a little. Ultimately, woodgrain, where there wasn't any, was the result. After coating with epoxy, it looks very natural. However, if I could have a do-over, I'm not sure that I wouldn't prefer this technique. Thank you. Definitely a technique that I will remember in the event I want to make another amazing desk.

Stephen Marvellous

Wednesday 7th of August 2019

this is so so wonderful, I love it thanks for sharing the post with us.