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Marble Coffee Table



Don't you just LOVE our new Carrara Marble coffee table?  Well, it looked like this a few days ago...







Yep... Our new marble coffee table was faux painted to freshen up our hand me down, basic wood table { that has been every color of the rainbow since we have had it }.  It was dark.  It was boring.  It needed a new life.  Having never faux finished something before, I figured I would give it a try & if it didn't work, I could always paint over it with a solid color.

I went to the blogs trying to find a tutorial... & did I find a tutorial?!? I found THE tutorial!!!  Plus a great new to me blog to follow.  Danika's step by step instructions over at Gorgeous Shiny Things is SO good that I will not even attempt to recreate my own version of a tutorial that has been done so well.  Not really into reinventing the wheel, unless I turn my wheel into something different :)  

{ Image via Gorgeous Shiny Things... That is painted  laminate people! }


The thing that helped me the most was her video tutorial.  {Would you guys want to see me do these?}  While I didn't have all of the tools she had, I improvised using things I found around the house, resulting in a FREE project!  I used some primer, black acrylic craft paint & a couple of spare brushes.  My favorite tool was her cardboard feather trick!

I obviously need some more practice... but I am pretty proud of my first attempt.





I sealed it with a water based polyurethane as Danika recommended so it won't yellow.  Plus it needs to be pretty durable as this is part of our daily routine...



Thanks Danika @ Gorgeous Shiny Things for some great inspiration & an AMAZING tutorial!




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15 comments:

  1. What sort of waterproof poly did you use? I use that a lot and it still yellows slightly. Did yours yellow at all? I would love to find one that doesn't!

    Thanks. You table is awesome! I would LOVE to do that on counters!
    --Katie

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    1. Hey Katie! I have had some success with the Bull's Eye water based poly... So we will see how it holds up. So far so good.

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  2. You have absolutely no idea how impressed I am. amahhhhhhhzing!

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  3. That's amazing! I can't believe you did that with paint! Seriously impressive!

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  4. I would never in a million years have guessed that it was faux! Shhh, just don't tell anyone! Superb job, and YES! to the video tutorials.

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    1. I won't tell if you won't... oh wait... I'll see if i can muster up the confidence for a video tutorial :)

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  5. Great job! I love the marbled look and I would have never thought to "faux" it!

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  6. Amazing! You are very talented. Looks like the real thing ~

    Pat

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  7. Fantastic job! I am so excited to see that my tutorial was do-able, I am always nervous about that. Love this, and will link it to my tutorial as a "yes it can be done!"

    Thanks again,

    xo
    Danika

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    1. Thanks so much Danika! Your tutorial made this possible & I would truly appreciate the link!

      XO- Kristin

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  8. I can't believe this isn't actual marble! Looks amazing!!
    I wanted to stop by and let you know that I'm featuring it on Friday's Fabulous Furniture Finds today! If you have a minute please stop by and check it out!
    http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/2012/05/fridays-fabulous-furniture-finds-4.html

    Blessings! Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  9. Nice! Totally fooled me. Now that you have the technique down, can you stop by and do mine? Haha. Looks awesome.

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  10. I love all your DIYs. you could literally make these and sell them - I for one would buy it!!!


    www.thecasualclassic.com

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