This month for the Furniture Refresh Challenge, I found this large table on my local buy and sell app for a song, and I’ve been wanting to try this marble contact paper I recently found on Amazon. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to try my hand with making a DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table.
Every month I team up with a group of talented ladies to bring you new furniture upcycle projects. Let’s meet the gang:
Anj Making my Apartment a Home
Sue A Purdy Little House
Michelle Michelle James Designs
Robin Redoityourself Inspirations
Michele Shelstring Blog
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve seen my yellow tufted ottoman in my living room aka my favourite room to photograph. True story! Just check my Instagram feed. Anyhoo, I made that ottoman in the summer leading up to us moving into our new house (4.5 yrs ago), knowing it would be front and center in our living room. Even though I absolutely still LOVE the ottoman, it was time for a little change.
My living room has undergone some changes since this pic was taken, but here is the ottoman in all its glory. I really do still love it, and it currently has a new home in my rec room. I’ll likely switch the two around as the season change.
This is what the table initially looked like. I picked it up for $15.00. Don’t you just love that 1990’s green sponge effect? So fun, right?!?
We had an unusually warm day last weekend, so even though there is snow pictured here, I was still able to spray paint using my favourite metallic gold spray. The paint dried nicely, even though it is cold(ish) outside.
This is the marble contact paper I used to create the faux marble look. This contact paper was super easy to work with, and has a realistic texture and pattern. Also, since I put it on glass, it even has that cool marble-like temperature when you touch it.
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Very slowly, I rolled out the contact paper on to the glass. I did have to pull it up and start over a couple times, but it was no big deal. I ended up having to overlap the seams, because it seemed impossible to line them up perfectly. The overlap is fine in my opinion and isn’t as noticeable as I would have initially thought.
Once the marble top was secured, I simply placed it back on top of the gold base.
Doesn’t it look like REAL marble?
I love how dainty it turned out, and I now have some other plans for that marble contact paper that I can’t wait to tackle.
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See you next time friends,
Where can I find this paper ?
Sue Purdy says
Hi Marlene. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, I have a link to the paper:
Christina Makri says
I love gold and marble together! Your table is gorgeous now! Excellent job!!!
Mary-the boondocks blog says
That is one great makeover. You have brought it into the twenty-first century. The contact paper has worked wonders.
Absolutely awesome transformation! I love it!!! ??
Michelle James says
Sue, this turned out amazing!! It seriously looks like marble & the gold legs are perfect t with it! Such a great makeover!
Sue Purdy says
Thanks so much Michelle! Xoxo
Wow! That is amazing how realistic it looks! Perfect with the gold finish on the base!
Sue Purdy says
Thanks so much. I’m obsessed with that marble paper now and want to use it on everything. Lol.