Full disclosure: we’ve been obsessively watching Flea Market Flip and wanted to go on our own little adventure to uncover treasures we could turn into something cool. On an adventurous day (long before this virus hit the U.S.), we set out on a road trip to some of the best flea markets around.

Ultimately, we ended up at JZ’s favorite flea, aptly named “My Favorite Place,” where we struck GOLD…or aluminum, as D constantly reminds her.
We found an old porthole—and serendipitously—an appropriately sized copper basin and metal stand. We decided to clean everything up and make our very own Porthole Table with an Ocean Resin inside.

Check out the video below to see how we did it! 

🛒 TOOLS AND MATERIALS (affiliate links)

Basic Materials (Amazon links = affiliate links)

Old Porthole
Metal Stand
Copper Basin
Scrap Wood 
Sharpie
Acrylic Sheet: https://amzn.to/2Um5bww
Rubber Gasket: https://amzn.to/2U1u7KL
Paint Stripper: https://amzn.to/33xmnDo
Paint Scraper: https://amzn.to/2IZbG2T
Nylon Brush (stiff): https://amzn.to/2vDta1U
Tarnish Remover: https://amzn.to/2QvJDfM
Copper Polish: https://amzn.to/3943nxe
Sponges: https://amzn.to/2WtbjG0
Spray Paint Primer: https://amzn.to/2x68D6z
Aluminum Primer: https://amzn.to/33uRjUR
Metallic Navy Spray Paint: https://amzn.to/392jFXM
Aqua Spray Paint: https://amzn.to/2UfD0PK

Tools: (Amazon links = affiliate links): 
Random Orbital Sander: https://amzn.to/37q46ca
Jigsaw: https://amzn.to/2Nz2LIq
Drill: https://amzn.to/375oC1y
Level: https://amzn.to/36Zzj60
Measuring Tape: https://amzn.to/38c8U4Y
Clamps: https://amzn.to/2uanLhO
Sandpaper: https://amzn.to/2Twg2VS

Resin Stuff  (Amazon links = affiliate links)
Pro Marine Countertop Epoxy: https://amzn.to/35ZnHi6
Turquoise Pigment: https://amzn.to/2FZkbtg
Medium Blue Pigment: https://amzn.to/2RnhLdu
Dark Blue Pigment: https://amzn.to/2Nx07CK
Foam White Pigment Paste: https://www.mermaidtrash.com/product-page/resin-pigment-paste-foam-white
Sand: The Beach 
Heat Gun: https://amzn.to/2R3IbC6
Bernzomatic Torch: https://amzn.to/2Rrk2Ei + https://amzn.to/3706p5y
Mixing Cups: https://amzn.to/2RiDRxq
Mixing Sticks: https://amzn.to/2tgKatK
Gloves: https://amzn.to/2TuHzH1
Plastic drop cloths: https://amzn.to/2tqbk1c

Check out this project on Instructables!

If you prefer written instructions, we have you covered! Check out this project on Instructables, which has step-by-step instructions with photos! Click here:

Make a Cool Outdoor Table from an Old, Busted Porthole!

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