For awhile now I have been looking for a small side table for my office space. I have been searching for something small but slightly functional (i.e. you can set a cup of tea or coffee on top) yet interesting with detailed lines. I have had no luck. Then, some really cool French Provencial Signboards arrived from one of my favorite wood products manufactuers, Walnut Hollow. I grabbed my glue gun, some flat marbles and spray paint and got immediately to work on this DIY Side Table.
Materials for DIY Side Table
Wood table legs and angle plates- purchased at Lowes Home Improvement
Flat marble assortment
Flat backed rhinestones
Krylon indoor/outdoor spray paint in Pumpkin Orange and Mambo Pink
Screwdriver, drop cloth
Instructions for DIY Side Table
I started by spray painting all of the wood pieces. I chose Mambo Pink for the legs and smaller plaque and Pumpking Orange for the larger plaque.
I used three coats for each side. Then I grabbed my hot glue gun and some gun sticks and hot glued the smaller plaque to the center of the larger plaque. I then hot glued the marbles to the top of the larger plaque.
I lined the edges of the large plaque with acrylic rhinestones.
To make sure the marble and stones were extra secure to the table top, I used several coats of DecoArt's Triple Thick Glaze. I sprayed very close to the surface of and top and sides of the plaque. I let the glaze cure overnight before attaching the legs to the table.
I was pleasantly surpised that the signboard wood was so easy to manipulate. It is made out of pine. I was able to place the screws into the signboard without having to pre-drill holes. I even used a manual screwdriver!!