DIY: Faux Marble Top
Who doesn't love a good DIY project? I recently bought a mustard yellow desk for my home office and as much as I'm a huge fan of the color yellow, this wasn't exactly the theme I was going for, and that finally gave me an opportunity to use the marble contact paper I had recently purchased. YAY.
The entire process is fairly easy, you just require a lot of patience. Although before I get into it, I want to clarify that the measurements of this particular contact paper didn't quite cover the entire top, however, I'm still happy with the end result because the desk has a little bit of character now!
- First and foremost you need to start by polishing the surface of your table/top to avoid a bumpy journey.
- Measure the surface of your material using the grid at the back of the contact paper.
- Cut the paper accordingly.
- Place the paper on to the surface with the marble print facing upwards, and peel a tiny bit of the paper and place it on the edge of the surface. (Tip: if you can get someone else to help with you with this, then do so, because once it sticks, it can get a little bit tricky!)
- Slowly peel, while smoothing the paper down by using the flexible smoothing tool and keep moving forward slowly until you reach the finish line.
If you're interested in creating a similar look, you can simply hover over the items listed above and the link will take you directly to the product. As for my home office; I'm still working on it, therefore will reveal the final look much later. In the meantime, here are some pictures on how I created my 'not so fully' faux marble top!
[Images via Samsung Phone]