DIY: Fake Stone Accent Desk

Typically after I’m strolling the aisles of dwelling enchancment shops I get inventive concepts like these basket plant stands or these desk leg candlesticks. As soon as extra it occurred.

I used to be within the backyard division and noticed some curved resin planters and thought if I put two collectively they’d type a pleasant base for an accent desk. It took plastic bonder and joint compound to unite them, and right here is the ultimate outcome:


I purchased all my provides at Lowe’s together with two 15” planter bases with the identical circumference on high (I used these ones). As well as, right here’s what you’ll must recreate: two 24” wooden circles; joint compound; 2” plastic putty knife; plastic bonder; wooden glue; coarse sanding wedge; Krylon river rock spray paint.


To make the highest, first, glue the 2 24” tops with wooden glue and set heavy books on high so that they keep put and bond collectively. Permit to dry about 2 hours. Coat the wooden circle sides and high with two skinny layers of joint compound. It’s useful to do that on a prop of some form. Sand between coats and after second coat dries sand once more to create a largely easy floor. I left mine imperfectly easy on high as a result of I favored the feel.


earlier than sanding:

after sanding:


As soon as dry, mark the underside of the wooden circles with the placement of the pedestal within the middle for attaching sooner or later.


To connect the planters collectively use a bonding glue designed for plastic (see hyperlink above). Permit to dry a couple of hours then use extra joint compound to make any seams disappear. This took a couple of functions, sanding between coats. It helps to unfold the joint compound up past the seam a few inches to attain a remaining easy look.

As soon as the joint compound is sanded and easy, coat the highest and pedestal with spray paint. I selected River Rock by Valspar to imitate a stone hue.

Use extra plastic bonding glue to bond and unite the highest to the pedestal. Permit to dry, then use for show!


I’ll submit a video on Instagram Reels to indicate the method. I like how the desk turned out, the pedestal is actually distinctive! I’m impressed to make use of my remaining joint compound to create texture on future ornamental initiatives.:)

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