This post is well overdue, as this was one of the projects for Lucy’s nursery! But we all know how time just flies especially with a baby in the house. But I’m still so excited about this little DIY that I had to get it up on the blog!
For starters, I could not find a side table that I loved for the nursery anywhere. I was so picky and the side tables I did like were usually too expensive. Hence, the DIY. We had this little IKEA table sitting around and if you haven’t seen this style before, it’s like, the cheapest table you can find anywhere. $20 cheap! It’s considered a side table but really it would be perfect on a patio since it’s metal and all white- it would be such a cute little bistro table to eat al fresco. Here’s the stock photo of the table:
But back to the process- I figured the legs looked a little boring all white, so I had Chase spray paint them black and gold to create the “dipped” effect on the bottom. For the top of the table, I bought marble contact paper off Amazon. I cut a circle the size of the table with an extra inch around the sides so I could fold the paper under the edge of the table. Before I folded the paper, we worked really hard with a scrapper to get all the bubbles out from the flat surface.
Side note: the contact paper is the coolest stuff. It looks pretty decent (I’m not going to tell you it looks exactly like real marble- it does not- but it’s close enough for what I am using it for!) and there’s so many times I have grabbed my roll of leftover contact paper for little product photo shoots. It’s so handy to have!
It has held up really well for the last 7 months considering it was a $40 project total including the cost of the table. The only down side is the contact paper is starting to peel up from the edge of the table so I will have to figure out a solution for that. If anyone else has ideas or past experiences that are similar with contact paper, I would love to hear in the comments!