30/08/2016

DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table

DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend. We went out with some friends and generally pottered around the house which is always nice!

Last week we decided to have a little move around in our living room as, due to my magpie tendencies, it was becoming too cluttered. Previously we had an ottoman as our coffee table which I felt was too big for our small room. It is now living at the end of our bed and in its place are two round tables of different sizes and heights. I liked the idea of having the two tables as they are a more flexible solution and easier to move around when guests come over.

I must apologise in advance for the grainy photos, my living room has a window on the left of the room which casts a shadow across the right side making it really difficult to photograph, anyway, this was the set up before.....

DIY Faux Marble Table
Don't judge my horrible laminate floors, we are currently renting and one day I will have the floor of my dreams...however that changes daily from wooden flooring to concrete to hessian!!
You may recognise the larger round table from this post it was found in an antiques shop and cost a whole £10! I didn't initially like it as I felt it was too white and a little shiny but my husband (and the price tag!) persuaded me and I'm so glad we did buy it as I love it now! I have had the smaller table for about 10 years, I think it was originally from habitat and, if I rememeber correctly, it was a present from some friends back in school. It has been such a useful occasional table, the metal legs fold in on themselves so it can be staked away really easily and its super light so can be moved around the room.

So, I was really happy with the set up but just wanted to smarten things up a little and break up the white, hence a DIY was born! I remembered I had bought this marble contact paper a while ago as I'm slightly obsessed with marble but could never afford the real stuff so when I saw the sticky back paper I knew one day I would use it somewhere.

DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table

It was so simple to do, I placed the table on the back of the paper and drew around it to give me a template, I then cut out around my drawn-on circle to give me the size I needed for my table top. I peeled off the back of the contact paper and carefully stuck the faux marble paper on top of my table smoothing out any air bubbles as I went.

DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table

I switched out the rug to go with the grey theme and I'm so pleased with how it looks now, it's really bought my little table back to life and just smartened up the seating area a little!

DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table

DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table

Now, what else can I cover in 'marble'?!

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