Learn how to make a faux stone paint pour to enhance a furniture piece.
We bought our house brand new but “as is” from the builder. The home was mostly complete, but there were a few unfinished items like this bathroom cabinet. It probably needed a custom glass insert, but that never happened for whatever reason. I had covered a board with wallpaper and stuck it in the space, but it looked kind of cheap. This guest bathroom is pretty luxurious, and I wanted the finishes to match. I think I did it!
If you haven’t caught on to the paint pouring craze yet, let me warn you. It’s addicting. DecoArt introduced a new line of paint pouring products, and I decided to try my hand at it. My first project was to tackle this unfinished door that’s bothered me for years. I chose colors that matched the stone countertops and got to pouring. I just love the way my faux stone paint pour turned out!
Supplies Used to make a Faux Stone Paint Pour:
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- Flat sheet of wood cut to size
- Decoart Pouring Medium,
- Decoart Clear Pouring Topcoat 8oz,
- Paint: Flat beige, glossy brown, metallic gold and silver
- 5 cups
- Mixing sticks
- Stand (I recycled packaging styrofoam)
- Pour each of the paint colors into a cup. The amount of paint you need will vary depending on the size of the project. I used about 1/2 cup of paint for each color.
- Add the pouring medium to each paint cup. Use one part pouring medium for one part paint.
- Mix the medium and paint together well.
- Pour each paint color into a larger cup. Vary the colors a bit (don’t just dump all of one color in). Add a little of each color and repeat.
- Make a stand for your project. I save boxes and packaging materials from online orders to use for stuff like this. I set the styrofoam inside a cardboard box.
- Place the wood piece on the stand.
- Flip the cup over and dump the paint mixtures onto the wood.
- Move the wood piece around to spread the paint over the board slowly. This movement helps create marble like veins in the finish. Leave the piece to dry, which takes at least 48 hours. Keep the box under the stand to catch any paint that drips off.
- When the paint is dry, pour the sealer over it. Just pour some on the dried paint and move the board around to coat the surface. Let it dry completely.
I can’t believe how good this looks! My family was amazed at the shiny finish. I nailed the wood piece inside the cabinet door, and the bathroom looks really posh now! I love when I can DIY on a budget and still make something that looks high end.