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Make Faux Agate Side Tables
Learn my technique for painting faux agates on slices of wood. An intense project, but well worth it!

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  • Step 1

    Watch how to make them here!

  • How to make a side table. Agate Side Tables - Step 2
    Step 2

    Walnut Hollow Basswood Rounds in Small, Medium and Large
    Hairpin Table Legs
    E-6000 Glaze Coat
    Americana Acrylics & Glazing Medium
    Agate Inspiration

  • How to make a side table. Agate Side Tables - Step 3
    Step 3

    1. Paint the basswood round with Americana in white
    2. Paint rings on the white in Baby Pink and Dioxazine Purple
    3. Notch the edge of a strip of cardboard
    4. Mix equal parts of Vivid Violet and Americana Glazing Medium and paint it over the stripes leaving a white "hole" in the center
    5. & 6. Drag your notched cardboard over the wet paint, following the shape or your painted rings, to create your agate rings
    7. Using white and mixtures of other pinks and purples, create different colors and fill in some of the rings to create color variation
    8. Paint the very edge of the wood round with black (or dark brown)
    9. - 12. Repeat the process with different colors of green and turquoise

  • How to make a side table. Agate Side Tables - Step 4
    Step 4

    13. Experiment with different color combinations on paper and then paint them on the wood rounds
    14. & 15. Mix the Glaze Coat resin following the instructions to a "T"
    16. & 17. Pour the resin on the painted wood round and spread evenly with a sponge brush
    18. Cover and let cure overnight
    19. Screw 3 hairpin legs into the base of the large round
    20. & 21. Cut out a base and use 3 painted agates together to create a bigger side table

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