Marble Shelves: Easy DIY Contact Paper Shelves

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Make These Easy DIY Marble Shelves For Cheap Using Contact Paper

Welcome back Y’all to another round of “how can I make something cheap look expensive?”

This happens to be my absolute favorite game.

My dream has always been to add sleek marble shelves to the bathroom to store all the important bathroom necessities.

Obviously marble was not in my teeny tiny budget, so I can to get creative!


Laying Out The Shelf Dimensions

  1. First you need to figure out how long, wide & thick you want your shelves to be. My vision was to have wide skinny shelves so I cut (2) pieces of 1×6 down to size.

2. Next lay your piece of wood onto the contact paper & trace around it. You will do this twice, once for the top of shelf & one for the bottom.

Smoothing Contact Paper

3. Carefully cut out the contact paper. Remove the paper backing & start applying the contact paper directly to the wood, smoothing it down as you go.

Cutting Excess

4. Unless you are super amazing with scissors & tracing you will have a little excess sticking out over the edges. The best way to remove it is with a super sharp box cutter.

It will cut like butter as long as the blade is new!

Attaching Brackets

5. Follow the same steps for the bottom side of the bathroom shelf.

6. Once my marble shelves for the bathroom were done, I hung up these super cute (& cheap)  metal brackets to hold them!


That’s it! The easiest marble wall shelves ever & the most budget savvy!

Marble Shelves

These bathroom marble shelves really elevated the entire room & now I have somewhere to store all the cute bathroom necessities & decor!

Check out the  complete bathroom room renovation & let me know what your favorite project of the challenge is!

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  • Meenala Meenala on Oct 17, 2021

    How did you cover the sides? I don’t see instructions for how you did that. Thank you.

  • Monica Monica on Oct 18, 2021

    Where can I buy the brackets

  • Mommom2006 Mommom2006 on Jan 11, 2022

    I love your idea. The brackets are really awesome where did you find them. I checked Amazon and I did not find them on their website. Please let me know what really appreciate it thanks

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  • Pineapple Pineapple on Oct 17, 2021

    Those look so easy and highend!

  • Leslie Leslie on Oct 21, 2021

    Nicely executed, thank you for sharing, and also putting a link separate from Hometalk links for the brackets.