A step by step tutorial on how you can make a stunning DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coffee Table using Agate Slices, Resin, Glitter and Paint. This Marbled Coffee Table is one a kind statement piece.
This Coffee Table has to be hands down one of my favorite DIY projects so far as it incorporates all the things I love from glitter to agate slices, paints and Resin. If you like this DIY then you will definitely love this Multicolored Gorgeous Bar Cart Makeover using Resin or if you want a non furniture makeover then this Stunning Resin Wall Clock is the right fit for you.
I still can’t believe it is completed, not because it was complicated to make or anything but it does involve a lot of waiting as the paint had to dry before the Resin and then the Resin had to dry before the staining etc etc you get the point.
Resin is such a long lasting and durable material and once the coffee table has fully dried it can last for year. There are also so many way of using Resin on a wood coffee table like mixing colors in the Resin but I preferred to use it in its clear state as the base of my table already had multicolored marbling paint going on.
Don’t be intimidated to make your own coffee table, I know I was but it honestly just requires a few basic supplies and skills.
You can make it as hard or as easy as you want it to be and this DIY Marbled Resin Coffee Table I think lies in the middle as it did require a few tricks.
Materials Needed for DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coffee Table
Automatic Hand Drill
Wood 2ft by 4ft
Tutorial for DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coffee Table
I received this gorgeous piece of Wood from PureBond and I ordered it in the size 2ft by 4ft, 3/4 inch thickness. This is the perfect size for a coffee table.
I chose a light colored wood as I knew I could stain it later on but also I was going to paint onto it so I needed a lighter color base for the paints to pop.
First step I placed the wood on my work table so I could start the marbling process and adding the Agate Slices.
I stumbled upon these beautiful Agate Crystal Slices while I was browsing Amazon and these were basically my inspiration for the whole entire project.
I knew I had to incorporate it in my design someway somehow.
So I decided on a creating a Marbled Pattern on either sides of the wood coffee table while gluing the Agate Slices in the middle.
The table was going to be split in three parts.
Two of the sides would have the Marbled Patten and in the middle I would showcase the Agate Slices.
Before starting the marbling process I taped off the middle where the Agate Slices were going to be placed with masking tape so I could work on the Marbling without having to worry about the paint staining the centre of the table.
This was my paint selection which was a mix of Blues, Green, Grey and Metallic Gold paint colors.
I poured most of the colors in disposable cups and thinned them out with so when marbling they can slide around smoothly.
Then comes the fun marbling part where you pour each paint color one by one and then lift the wood panel at an angle, movie it around to create the Marbled design.
Do the same thing on the other side, pour the paint, move it around and you should end up with some gorgeous marbling details.
Let it Dry.
Then remove the masking tape from the middle and glue on the Agate Slices using Mod Podge or E6000.
The Agate Slices colors that I bought were a mix of Sky Blue, Emerald Green and this gorgeous Burnt Orange.
These Slices really complimented the Marbling Paint Colors.
Apply the glue on each slice and attach it onto the middle of the coffee table.
To add some extra details and sparkle I decided to use Glitter as well.
To make the glitter more “pour-able” I first poured some Mod Podge into a disposable cup and then added glitter into it.
Mix it together and pour the glitter/mod Podge mixture into a zip lock bag.
Cut a tiny corner of the zip lock so you can create marbling lines. Just like a piping bag this trick will make it easy for you to create the marbled glitter effect.
The glitter took a day to fully dry out.
By this point I went ahead and attached the side panels of the coffee table so I could start the pouring of the Resin next.
The Idea to use Resin was so the Agate Slices and Glitter would be sealed in completely but also to give it an amazing Glass like Finish.
The Wood panels that I attached on all four sides was so to create a barrier for the Resin and to stop it from spilling over.
I used almost three boxes of this Resin but you could also purchase one big Gallon Size which would be really convenient and efficient.
The instructions on how to use this Resin are all written on the box and you should follow it exactly to get the desired glossy finish.
The Resin takes almost 72 hours to fully cure so that meant I had to wait for it to dry completely before I could attach the Hairpin Legs and stain the sides of the coffee table.
I decided to attach these gorgeous Teal legs on the coffee table as the color complimented it as well.
I flipped the table over and attached all four legs with a Hand Drill.
This part was the quickest out of all the steps involved in making this DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coffee Table.
Flip the table back up when you have attached the legs.
The last and final step is to stain the coffee table.
I used a deep dark brown color and only applied it on the four sides of the table.
Using a foam paintbrush apply the stain evenly on the sides and then use a cloth to wipe off the excess stain.
And you should end up with with this deep dark brown color.
And there you have it.
The DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coffee Table is finally complete.
I absolutely love how it turned out.
The Agate slices, Marbling, Glitter, Hairpin legs and the Resin all of it made it into such a stunning piece.
What do you guys think?