How to Create a Faux Crocodile Table

Have you ever wondered how they create that crocodile faux look on furniture?

I’m going to show you my secret to creating a faux crocodile table and give it a modern feel.

I bought this table at a thrift store for $20.00. They are pretty easy to find in Goodwill and thrift stores. Just find something that has a flat surface.

Faux crocodile table

#1 Sand the entire surface with sandpaper. Then clean it off with a dry brush to remove all the dust.

Faux crocodile table

Then prime it and let it dry. I like using stix is my favorite primer to use.

Faux crocodile table

In the next step, I taped off the panels that were on the table. This step is optional. You can design it any way you want.

I decided to create a black trim and used advanced paint. As I mentioned you can do whatever you want.

It really depends on the design and structure of the table.

Faux crocodile table

Here I applied the Pallet Deco product over the stencil. Watch the video below to see the steps.

Faux crocodile table

I also added metallic paint to the side panels. This is optional.

Faux crocodile table

Using a plastic spatula apply the pallet deco product over the stencil and let it dry before moving on to the next step. (WATCH VIDEO)

Faux crocodile table

Once the pallet deco is dry. Prime the crocodile finish with the same primer you used in the second step. Let dry and roll on the metallic paint.

Remember you can use any color you desire.

Faux crocodile table

Once the metallic paint is dry, apply a clear coat to protect the finish.

Faux crocodile table

It’s amazing what a little paint and creativity can do to an old piece of furniture

Now it’s your turn to get creative and make a unique piece.

I hope you enjoyed this and found some inspiration.

I added a complete supplies list and video for creating this faux crocodile table for you below.

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Watch the Video & get your supply list!

Supply List

Primer: https://amzn.to/3w4nE2V

Paint: Benjamin Moore Advanced: https://amzn.to/3BAtc6C

Hot dog roller & Sleeve: https://amzn.to/3kJafsB

Blue tape: https://amzn.to/3EPyYDx

Crocodile stencil: http://www.fauxstore.com/ProductInfo/ST-CROC.aspx?id=8

Krud Kutter: https://amzn.to/3HsEmyw

Metallic paint: http://www.fauxstore.com/ProductInfo/A-ABND-MTM-32-GUME.aspx?id=8

Paint Brush: https://amzn.to/3qJjDQR

Sandpaper: Medium Grit: https://amzn.to/3wR9UsX

Pallet Deco: http://www.fauxstore.com/ProductInfo/GL-DECO-P-32-CLR.aspx?id=8

Plastic spatula: https://amzn.to/3pX4nj8

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How to create a faux crocodile table by Cheryl Phan



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