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DIY: Faux Stone Accent Table

Sometimes when I’m walking down the aisles of hardware stores, I get creative ideas like these wicker plant stands or these table leg candle holders. It happened again.

I was in the garden section and spotted some curved resin planters and thought if I put two together they would make a nice base for an accent table. It took plastic glue and joint compound to unite them, and here’s the end result:

I bought all my supplies at Lowe’s, including two 15″ planters with the same circumference above (I used these). You’ll also need the following to rebuild: two 24-inch circles of wood; common connection; 2 inch plastic spatula; plastic bonder; wood glue; coarse grinding wedge; Krylon River Rock Spray Paint.

To make the top, first glue the two 24 inch tops with wood glue and place heavy books on top to keep them in place and connect. Leave to dry for about 2 hours. Coat the wooden circle sides and top with two thin coats of joint compound. It’s helpful to do this on some sort of prop. Sand between coats and dry again after the second coat to create a largely smooth surface. I left mine imperfectly smooth on top because I liked the texture.

before grinding:

after grinding:

Once dry, mark the bottom of the wooden circles with the location of the base in the center for later attachment.

To attach the planters to each other, use adhesive suitable for plastic (see link above). Let it dry for a few hours and then use more joint compound to make any seams disappear. This lasted a few uses, loops between coats. It helps to spread the joint compound a few inches beyond the seam for a final smooth look.

Once the grout is sanded and smooth, coat the top and base with spray paint. I chose Valspar’s River Rock to mimic a stone tone.

Use additional plastic glue to bond and unite the top to the base. Let dry, then use as a display!

I will post a video on Instagram Reels to show the process. I like how the table turned out, the base is certainly unique! I’m inspired to use my remaining grout to create textures for future decorative projects. 🙂

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