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DIY Faux Marble Table Top

I don't know about you, but I am ALWAYS looking for a budget-friendly way to make my home fantastic. This project is the perfect way to add a little something special to any space!
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
I started with this awesome flee market find - this side table was only $4! - and unscrewed the table top from the wooden legs. I decided to leave the legs untouched, but, of course, you can always paint them too!
To start the transformation I spray-painted both the top and bottom of my table top with satin finish black spray paint. Ninety-seven cent paint never looked so good!
After the spray paint dried, I brought my table top back inside and whipped out the craft paints. This is the part where you get to go crazy with your imagination and interpretation of faux marble. Or you can look up pictures online and use them as your inspiration. You got this!
One of the supplies I used to help make my marble "veins" was a small piece of kitchen sponge. Seriously, I took a new, never-before-used-on-dirty-dishes sponge and cut a little chuck off! This helped me add a little more dimension and detail to the faux marble, but it is definitely an optional step.
Next, I drew preliminary "veins" with my white craft paint, then used a fine tip paint brush to smooth everything out. On top of some of the white portions, I added some silver metallic paint for more detail. You could also try using gold metallic paint for even more contrast. The sky is the limit!
I'm thankful that my table came with a glass top, but you can also finish off this project with a clear coat to look extra put-together. And bah-dah-bing! Now this once-boring side table is a beautiful focal point in my living room. Even if it doesn't look exactly like marble, it's still pretty fantastic - and did I say CHEAP!?

If you want to see more from me, you can swing over to my YouTube channel. I've got weekly content with your name on it! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOfB7EfoMkYQTd9cSuNkxw?view_as=public

Materials used for this project:

  • Spray Paint   (Walmart)
  • Craft Paint   (Walmart)
  • Kitchen Sponge   (Walmart)

To see more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOfB7EfoMkYQTd9cSuNkxw?view_as=public

  • Darlene Chinchar
    Darlene Chinchar Belfast, ME
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Easy and cute and functional! I like it! Great job with the veins!

  • SandyG
    SandyG Mount Alto, WV
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Looks great and doing the edges makes it look like real marble.

  • Shay Forster
    Shay Forster
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Love it! Thanks for the idea!

  • Ras0973
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Love it! I have done this by using a feather to dray the veins through the wet paint. Super easy.

  • Karen Merritt3
    Karen Merritt3 Saint Joseph, MO
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Nice job!

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