Happy Sunday with a DIY! I finally had my housewarming party at the end of July and it was so much fun (check back on Wednesday for the blog post)! I moved to New York City last July and recently moved apartments, so I thought it was finally time to do it. I wanted to get my place ready before (most) people saw my new place for the first time, and this marble DIY project had been on my mind for the longest time, so I thought I would give it a go! I also ordered this coffee table and two bar stools to complete my studio. Since I live in a studio, this was the perfect way to add some personal style to the apartment because I can just peel off the contact paper when I move out!
For the marble DIY, I wanted to try out two different types of marble contact paper – one with a matte finish and one with a glossy finish. I will be reviewing the two that I tried out : ) All you really need for this DIY is marble contact paper (or any pattern you like), scissors or a crafting knife, and something to smooth the contact paper (I used a ruler). Let’s get started!
There really isn’t much explaining to do, as this DIY is pretty self-explanatory. All you have to do is measure the contact paper and stick it on whatever surface you want to stick it on! If you are a more visual person, click here for the video that I got the idea from.
I used the matte finish marble contact paper for my kitchen countertops because it was thicker and sturdier. The matte finish also feels really nice and less tacky than the one with a glossy finish. It is pricier than the glossy finish contact paper, but since it is thicker, it was easier to work with when I was sticking it onto my countertops. I used the glossy finish marble contact paper for my side table because I did not like the glossy finish as much, but since my side table has a small surface area, the small bit of glossy finish was a nice touch. This contact paper is flimsier than the other one, so when I messed up and had to peel it off to redo, it was more difficult to do. However, I think both the countertops and table turned out amazing and would definitely recommend trying them out!
The Etsy store that I bought my matte finish contact paper from also has a glossy version, so if you are into the glossy finish and want sturdy contact paper, that is the way to go! Adding the marble not only brightened my entire studio, but also adds a nice surface for me to take product shots on haha. And here is me posing before the housewarming party!
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you try out this DIY, please let me know or send me a DM on Instagram! As always, thank you so much for stopping by : )