Marble is enjoying something of renaissance in the world of design, but not everyone is in a position to invest in a material that tends to demand a higher price than other options. Be that as it may, you still have plenty of options left if you would like to evoke the timeless beauty of marble without having to spend much money in the process.
That’s because the renewed interest in marble has sparking the introduction of a range of marble-patterned contact papers. These cover a wide range of styles and colours, so you’re bound to find an option that works well, and all you need for your next contact paper DIY project is a pair of scissors, a ruler, a pen or pencil, a plastic card (such as a credit card), and an older piece of décor or furniture that matches your chosen marble paper.
Now that you have all of these items to hand, make sure you pick out a clean, flat surface to work on. You’ll also want to give the surface that you’ll be covering a good hard clean before you cover it with contact paper since even the tiniest bits of dirt and debris will become trapped underneath and cause unsightly bumps.
Start by taking the item you’d like to cover and lying it down on your contact paper. Next, draw around the shape using your pencil. Most contact paper has gridlines on the flipside, so make sure you line these up to make the project easier. Careful measuring is essential, so use a ruler to ensure that the measurements of the surface you’ve chosen will match up with the piece of contact paper that you have cut out. You can now slowly stick the contact paper down, then finish up by running your plastic card over the surface to guarantee a smooth and seamless finish.
It’s best to start with smaller items; makeup boxes and bottles make a particularly good choice. Once you’re done using marble contact paper to provide such items with a unique finish, you can always move on to larger and more ambitious projects. For example, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add a classical touch to a table by carefully measuring out a long sheet of paper to stick across its top.