This season is all about bringing the cozy back, on a budget of course. I’m joining a few Seasons of Home friends as we take you on a fall tour highlighted by something we did on a budget or foraged. Thank you to my friend and host Kristen from Ella Claire for putting this festive event together. I’ve been excited to make my own plaster/ stone mixture to create a faux cement table, so what better time to try.
I need to start by saying, I haven’t felt this kind of creative rush in a long, long time. The entire time I was plastering the table I kept thinking “it’s been a while since a project made me this happy.”
You can watch the tutorial below…
This is the before above, it was a wood base made to look like marble. For just over $100, it served it’s purpose. It was screaming for me to plaster it, ha! And below is the after. The amount of texture is brings to the space is unreal.
I have to warn you, this is addicting. You may find yourself plastering anything and everything you own.
The entire project cost me under $40. I used paint, glue and wood I already had. You may not need the wood, I wanted the table to be thicker so I added a sheet of MDF to the top.
The important thing is the 3:1 ratio of dry wall or joint compound to paint. Keep in mind, by adding the joint compound (or spackle) it will lighten it by about 30%. The paint I used is Benjamin Moore Briarwood.
I picked a few things up at Target like this tray above. And scored a few pillows covers at the West Elm Outlet at 50% off.
One of my favorite elements in our cozy fall den is the new Studio McGee rug from Target. I was in need of a new rug for years but the ones I fancied were well over $1000. This one was much cheaper!
Just look at that texture!
These paper mache bowls I made myself, you can find the tutorial HERE.
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Have a happy day friends!