DIY: Monochrome Marble Table Tutorial
Do I have any fellow marble obsessives up in here? As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed a big time love for interiors. So much so that I can already imagine the house that I’ll be buying in the future (The other half doesn’t appear to get a say in this, soz hun). As much as I’m dreaming of it, I can only make small changes to my current rented abode. So in essence, I’ve subtly made everything as chic, minimal and monochrome as possible. Can you tell?
I was in a DIY shop a few months ago looking for photo background materials, when I spotted this glorious contact paper. €12 (A LOT for bloody paper, I know) later, it was mine. I’ve made a few little pretty pieces using this one roll of paper, so I definitely think I’ve gotten my money’s worth. Especially when I see people forking out €200 plus for a table like this when I only paid €25 in total for both of mine, boo yaaaaa! Bargain queen, at your service! So today, I’m sharing my DIY marble table method with you lot, because you’re just that great. Hope y’all enjoy this post!
What you’ll need:
- A table
- White paint (I bought two paint samples to avoid waste)
- A paintbrush/roller
- Marble adhesive/contact paper
1. Take your table and be sure to clean down all visible surfaces, in order to have a smooth finish ready for painting. And purely for sanitation purposes. ‘Cause y’know, cleanliness is Godliness and all that.
2. Apply one coat of paint to all visible surfaces, and leave to dry for at least two hours. Go back in with a second coat. And perhaps a third depending on how dark your table was to begin with. Mine was a light brown and two coats of paint were just enough. Once it’s an opaque white with no spots showing through, you’re golden.
3. Once your paint is fully dry, measure your table and cut your contact paper to a similar size. I went slightly over the size of the table, as I wanted to fold the edges of the paper down the sides of the table for a neater finish.
4. Remove the backing from the contact paper, and stick down slowly to avoid air bubbles. Those pesky buggers had me re-sticking my paper five or six times before I got it right!
5. Tape down the edges of the contact paper to the lower sides of the table, for a seamless and permanent finish. Voilá!
What are your thoughts on marble decor?