So I had this glass top table from my parents that I wanted to spruce up a bit. I have been looking at marble tables for our family room but man they are pricey! I thought there must be a way to get the look without paying the price and I found a solution! Do you know they make marble contact paper? Well they sure do, and I may now have a small obsession. So read on to see how I got a marble look table for under $15!
Here is all you really need. The marble contact paper I used can be found here. Remove the glass from your table, mine required some easy disassembling, and simply trace it on the back of your paper. If the glass on top and bottom is the same size just trace it using the same piece of glass to save a little time and effort.
When cutting it out, be sure to leave space around your actual stencil so you can fold the paper over the edge. The amount you leave will Cary depending on the thickness of what you are covering. If your glass nests into your furniture as oppose to sitting on top of it like mine does, you don’t need to leave the extra space since your sides won’t be visible. I also recommend cutting diagonal lines stoping just before the pencil line to help when folding it over the edge.
Start out laying your piece of glass or whatever you are covering on top of the contact paper and slowly pull the backing off. Use a gift card, credit card, license, etc to smooth out any bubbles, you may need to lift and replace the contact paper for any stubborn bubbles which is absolutely fine. It is made to be moved around so don’t worry if you need to pull it up. Lastly, fold down your edges one angled piece at a time to try and get as smooth an edge as you can. Then replace the glass back in your table and you are done!
As always, thanks for taking the stop to stop by and read. Let me know what furniture you can’t wait to try this on!