Tomato Cage Marbleized Side Table

If you’re in need of a colorful side table, this is the project for you! I’m in love with how it turned out. In addition to being stylish, it’s cost conscious too. The pine round top was under $7 and the base of the table is a tomato cage!

Wouldn’t two of these be great as bedside tables? This was my first time marbling. It was so much fun and the results are incredible.


1″ x 17-3/4″ Precut Pine Round (picked up at a big box hardware store)

Colored Tomato Cage

Martha Stewart Marbling Medium

Various Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints

3/4″ x 10′ Polypropylene Hanger Strap

8 -#6 x 3/4″ Wood Screws


Heavy Duty Wire Cutters

Plastic Spoons/Mixing Containers

Spray Sealer

 There are so many wonderful Martha Stewart Crafts colors to choose from when creating this project, but here is a list of the colors I used, if you would like to create the same look. A big thanks to Plaid for sending me these wonderful paints and the marbling medium!


Emerald City

Lake Fog

Lily Pad

Spearmint Green

The first thing I did was mix the marbling medium with the paints following the instructions listed on the bottle.

Then, I began to randomly spoon the mixture onto the pine round.

There are no mistakes with this project! It’s just good messy fun.

Swirl the paints together by tilting the board in various directions.

Add more paint in spots that aren’t covered and continuing tilting until the top and sides of round are completely covered. Let dry.

Plaid has a really great video tutorial on the whole process. Watch it here.

I created the base for this table just like I did for my Tomato Cage Plant Stand. This tomato cage however had four rungs and four stakes. My Beach Ball Lanterns and Light Fixture Cover Vase are also pictured here. Be sure to check those out as well. 

Although not necessary, I gave the underside of my pine round a coat of Lily Pad. Nobody should be looking under the table, but just in case!!

I centered my tomato cage on the underside of the table and attached it in four spots with the hanger strap and wood screws. Once attached, I took it outside and sprayed the top with a spray sealer for extra protection.

Easy Peasy! Fancy Schmancy!

19 thoughts on “Tomato Cage Marbleized Side Table

  1. I love this, Mark! Now you have me all inspired to seek out marbling supplies and tomato cages. Oh dear… more stuff for my craft stash. Lol P.S. sorry if it seems like I’m stalking you; after seeing your wonderful Christmas Window display video, I couldn’t wait to check out your other projects. Sue x

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