DIY Stone Table

DIY Stone Table
We are quickly approaching one of my favorite times of the year FALL.  The weather is beautiful and outdoor entertaining is a must so I have been on a mad dash to finish our outdoor space.
I’ve been in crazy search mode for a stone table and have come up empty handed.  Not because they don’t exsist, but simply because I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for a table that’s going to sit on our patio.  I came across many I absolutely loved like this one and this one but at an average of $3,000 it just wasn’t going to happen.  So I did the next best thing, afterall I have had a little tile experience seen here and here and DIY it was, and at only $125.00,  I think this was a no brainer.

 
Picked up this 42″ metal table from Home Depot, originally $163.00 marked down to $50.00  
If this table wasn’t on sale I probably would have gone to a thrift store to find one.  This time of year is the best for finding outdoor home good sales.

Grabbed this tile setting mat, 2 of these 12×12 slates and 6 pkgs of these 2×2″ tiles.  This spray paint and any sanded grout will work I used this one which was on clearance for a whopping $1.00 due to the tube being dented.
Step 1 Spray paint the table
 Step 2 Apply the tile setting mat according to packaging instructions.
Step 3 Prior to removing the top glue cover, arrange the tile to make sure you like the fit prior to glueing down.  
Step 4 Take a hammer to the 2 12×12 slates to create large pieces.
Step 5 Arrange the tiles in a row of 4 and the large chunks in the center.
Step 6 Spread the grout working is small sections
Step 7 Using a wet sponge, wipe the grout completely off the surface of the stones, section by section
10 days after the tile has cured, apply a grout haze remover and a sealer.

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17 Comments

  1. August 28, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Awesome! I love how well it coordinates with the tile on your patio.

    • August 28, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you Erica

  2. August 28, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    This is fabulous! Where did you find the circular base?

  3. Anonymous
    August 28, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    This is beauitiful!

  4. Ty
    August 28, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    Beautiful job and it looks like it cost $3,000

  5. August 28, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    no way! this looks amazing! good job!

  6. August 29, 2013 / 10:24 am

    My goodness, you are just all around crafty!

  7. August 29, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    wooooooow this is awesome. you did a FABULOUS job.

  8. September 2, 2013 / 5:33 am

    wow you are so good with all these DIY stuff!

  9. Anonymous
    September 10, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    You need to be a guest on a TV show cuz you are that good!

  10. December 29, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    I'm kind of in awe of your DIY'ing. I so want to do this. I love you style and everything about your blog. I'll keep reading…found you via Home on the Runway.

    • December 31, 2013 / 3:04 am

      Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it.

  11. January 20, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    I wonder can this be done on a glass table top? Would you happen to know?

    • January 21, 2015 / 7:46 pm

      Yes it would work on a glass table

  12. Anonymous
    August 14, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I mimicked this look and I love it. However, what type of sealer did you use on your tile? Mine seemed to dull in color immediately after I grouted it.

    • August 21, 2015 / 1:00 am

      I used 511 impregnator sealer

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