In this DIY, we show you how to transform an old side table into a stylish focal piece for your living room.

Materials you will need:

  • Side table with glass top
  • Marble-look adhesive vinyl (we used Patifix)
  • Spray primer and paint in the colour of your choice
  • Paper and tape to protect the glass while spraying (newspaper will do)
  • Squeegee
  • Craft knife
  • Needle

Step 1

Place the table on its top and tape paper to the underside of the glass to protect it from the spray paint. Take special care to cover the area around the legs properly.

Step 2

Prime and spray paint the table legs, leaving the paint to dry properly between coats. Maintain 15-20cm distance between the spray nozzle and the legs, to prevent the paint running. When the paint is dry, turn the table right side up.

Step 3

Cut the vinyl about 3cm bigger than the surface of your table. If the table top is wider than the vinyl, you will have a join line. Place this join line slightly off-centre to make it less obvious. Peel back the paper from a corner of the vinyl and start applying it to the table. Slowly peel back the backing paper and use the squeegee continuously to eliminate any bubbles as you go.

Step 4

Once the first piece of vinyl has been applied, carefully line up the second piece to find where the pattern matches. Then remove the backing paper little by little and apply the vinyl in the same way as in step 3.

Step 5

When all the vinyl is in place, turn the table over and place it on a protected work surface. Using a craft knife, carefully trim away the excess vinyl around the edges.

Step 6

Use a needle to make small holes in any bubbles that may remain. This will let the trapped air out and give you a smooth surface.

Now your DIY is complete

Your DIY marble table is complete and is a simple yet striking focus piece to add to any living area.


Referenced from Gallo Images / IDEAS Magazine

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