DIY Side Table: How to Craft a Stunning Faux Stone Patio Accent Table

In today’s creative upcycling project, I will guide you through the process of crafting a beautiful faux stone patio accent table.

With this clever Dollar Store furniture hack, you can transform simple and affordable craft supplies into a stylish DIY side table to add fun and function to your outdoor space.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

Let's dive in, unleash your inner designer and take your patio to the next level.

Tools and Materials:

Spreading Gorilla construction adhesive on a foam ring

1. Building the Base of the DIY side table

Take one of the rings and apply Gorilla construction adhesive, spreading it evenly around the ring.

Foam rings stacked on top of each other, held together by adhesive

Align the edges of another ring with the first one and place it on top, ensuring it is centered. Continue this process, stacking all the rings together with adhesive in between.

DIY side table

Once all the rings are stacked, use a foam brush or paintbrush to smooth out any excess adhesive that has oozed out between the rings.

Spray paint the pizza pan

2. Adding Texture and Color

Take the pizza pan and choose your desired spray paint. If available, appliance epoxy works well. Spray the pizza pan and allow it to dry.

DIY Dollar Tree crafts

For the faux stone texture technique, all you need to do is spray Mod Podge onto the foam rings and roll them in loose dirt.

Creating Stone Texture

This technique provides a cost-effective alternative to expensive stone spray paint available in the craft aisle.

Spray painting the foam rings

After achieving the desired texture, apply a couple of coats of spray paint. I chose to use the color Modern Mint from Rust-Oleum.

Work in sections to allow drying time between coats, as the gravel may absorb some of the paint.

Using construction adhesive to secure the painted pizza pan on top of the foam rings

3. Final Touches and Assembly

Once the paint has fully dried, use construction adhesive to attach the painted pizza pan to the top of the stacked rings. Ensure it is centered and secure.

Allow the adhesive to set and dry overnight for a strong bond.

More Outdoor Table Projects

For more ideas on furnishing your outdoor space, check out this DIY Outdoor Coffee Table tutorial.

Faux stone patio accent table

Faux Stone Patio Accent Table Tutorial

Now that you've seen how to build a stunning faux stone outdoor side table using DIY Dollar Tree craft items, it's time to unleash your creativity!

Don't hesitate to share your thoughts, ask questions, and let me know about your own accent table creations in the comments below.

Holly Grace
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