Published on June 16, 2016

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Marble and any combination of metallic hardware (we’re talking brass, gold, silver, and more!) is having a serious moment… But for those of you who would rather not pay an arm or a leg to get that coveted piece of furniture or home accessory, we feel you, which is why we rounded up 24 decor, entertaining, and furniture makeover DIYs. Keep reading for all the faux marble inspiration you never knew you needed!

diy marble serving tray

Add contact paper to your wood serving tray for an instant, chic update.

(We have even more IKEA hacks perfect for gifting—or using for yourself!)

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diy marble clock


As you know, marble is expensive, even in clock form. Thankfully, this DIY isn’t. Look to your local craft store for a pre-cut clock face and movement kit.

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bedside table diy


This plain white bedside table was nice before its makeover, but now it has a real WOW factor.  And all you have to do to get a similar final product is add contact paper and hardware (who knew DIYs could be so easy?).

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modern table lamp diy


You could pay a pretty penny for this modern looking lamp… Or you could simply DIY. P.S. This lamp is from Target and only costs $25.

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decorative diy marble plates


Yes, they are reusable. And no, they’re not real marble—they’re wood rounds with contact paper and a bit of gold foil.

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diy marble and gold accent table


This isn’t made with marble contact paper but instead, an inexpensive marble board attached to spray painted, hairpin legs. And FYI, this DIY costs under $120. Score!

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diy mini journals with marble pockets


We love a good notebook, especially the ever-reliable Moleskine… Which means we really love these mini Moleskine DIYs.

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desk diy


It’s a wonder what a difference a few pieces of marble contact paper can make. Simply add contact paper to any neutral-colored desk and enjoy.

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bar cart diy


It’s obvious gold and marble are having a moment—and we don’t mind a bit. This IKEA cart got the ultimate makeover with the help of some spray paint and contact paper.

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hexagon box diy


These little boxes are beyond perfect for storing, gifting, organizing, the list goes on! All you need is contact paper, a ruler, Xacto knife, and any box you would like to cover.

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diy place mats


Surprise guests at your next dinner party with these modern, minimalist place mats. Not only will they make cleanup easier for you, but they’ll impress your guests (in a serious way).

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marble serving tray for your pet


Serve your cat—or dog—on a silver (okay, marble contact papered) platter.

(Pst, there’s more where that came from. Click for more DIYs you’ll actually use.)

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entryway table diy


Technically a desk, we think this $40 IKEA table is far better suited for the entryway. Spoiler alert: This might be the easiest DIY ever. All you have to do is cut and add contact paper and you’re done!

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marble planter diy


Up the style factor of your succulent planter with this super easy contact paper diy

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marble + wood blocks


Blogger Kristi Murphy made these West Elm-inspired blocks for her nursery, but we think they’d made a great addition to any vignette. Oh yeah, they cost around $1 per block.

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contact paper envelopes


All you have to do is deconstruct a new (or used!) envelope and use it as a stencil—and base—for your new marbled envelope.

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diy photo frame


Marble contact paper knows no bounds, not even picture frames!

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fireplace makeover diy


Yes, you can cover ugly marble with prettier marble contact paper! Another awesome idea is adding contact paper and moulding to make your own faux fireplace.

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coffee table diy


Never underestimate the power of spray paint and contact paper. This specific DIY focuses on a gold finish and a faux marble look. Not your thing? We have enough coffee table makeover DIYs that will inspire anyone.

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for your walls


Okay, so this is technically wallpaper, but hey, we’ll cover our walls in just about anything.

(Click for more minimalist wallpaper inspiration!)

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dining table diy


Bored of your dining table? (Or ANY table, for that matter.) Just add contact paper—and learn how this blogger approached the struggle of measuring such a large and heavy table.

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Photography by MYDUBIO.COM


diy marble pot


Adding this (succulent-sized!) pot to your window sill will add instant chic. Pro tip: Cover a coaster, too, that will act as a modern saucer.

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diy plastic bag holder


No matter how hard we try to avoid plastic bags, they inevitably get accumulated. Store them in an organized manner with this elegant holder you won’t be embarrassed to have displayed in your home.

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diy drawer organizer


Everyone needs a pretty storage system for their drawers, so why not make your own? We mean, of course, adding contact paper to any variety of organizers.