Stone Top Cabinet ~ A Boring Cabinet Transformation

My husband had his doubts when I told him my plan for this boring cabinet, funny thing is he end up getting as excited as I was about the transformation and ended up doing a lot of the work…
Bought this cabinet to use for concealed storage on our covered deck ~ not real attractive but the perfect size for the space ~ easy fix
We framed out the top caulking around the inside edges to seal, filled it with washed pea gravel (cheap) and used a liquid epoxy to fill in the voids around the stones creating an almost smooth/level top
Love how the epoxy brings out the color in the stones plus it's waterproof & durable!
This was the product we used ~ not difficult to do you just make sure your surface is level and work quickly!
Spray painted the body & doors added casters to make it mobile & cleaned up and reused the existing hardware
Love how it turned out!
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  • Patty Patty on Feb 22, 2019

    Does the epoxy hold up under humid conditions, or does it get tacky?

  • Sandra Sandra on Sep 18, 2019

    Can this be done on counter tops in the kitchen. IF someone put something hot, like a pot, on it will it melt? And does clean it up with with soap and water well? I love that look and I think it might look great in my new kitchen.

  • Sylvia Sylvia on Sep 27, 2019

    Hello Diana!

    Loved your cabinet overall!

    Can you Please tell me the type of Paint and color you used on the Cabinet body?

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  • Edd23943432 Edd23943432 on May 19, 2017
    Wow the end result looks amazing! It gives me an idea of transforming my boring shoe storage cabinet and there are just too many options on what are the best items to put inside instead of just pebbles. I think pennies or even seashells make great alternative options to decorate the top and it just allows for some creativity.

  • Patty Patty on Mar 30, 2019

    So I finally got my stuff together and tried this project on a 2 drawer wicker cabinet/nightstand. I really like it, but I wasn't careful enough about getting the gravel level, so it's a little bumpy in places. Also, it ended up being fairly expensive, taking a full gallon of resin. I had no idea how much would be required so I was buying it by the quart, at $25 each. I probably could have saved some money if I had known, and bought a full gallon. That's green "sea glass" scattered across the top of the gravel. A fun project, except for the cost of the resin.