Want to Learn How to Faux Marble Furniture then this Step by Step Guide will show you how easy its is to paint Faux Marble onto a table or any piece of furniture.
Marbling is such a great way to add an interesting look to any piece of furniture. Not only does it make the piece look stunning but it is very easy to execute as well. If you liked this Faux Marbling version then be sure to check out this Stunning Marbled Resin Coffee Table Makeover as well.
When I found this Two Drawer Nightstand it really wasn’t in that bad of a shape.
Just a few scratches and bumps here and there but nothing to serious that couldn’t be fixed.
Here is how it looked Before
Materials Needed to Paint Faux Marble on Furniture
Velvet Finishes Paint Colors
Piece of Cardboard
Silver Spray Paint
Step By Step Tutorial On How To Paint Faux Marble
Whenever you purchase any piece of thrift store furniture the first step is to completely disinfect it.
When it is fully cleaned then you can proceed with painting it.
I first detached the handles from the drawers since I was planning on spray painting them later on.
First things first I painted the entire table except the drawer completely in a dark pink color.
The table needed about two coats.
While the table is drying I decided to start the faux marbling onto the drawers.
I painted both the drawers completely in the blue paint color.
This blue color was going to be our base which would show through once we started the Faux Marbling.
When the paint had dried, I added a layer of both light pink and coral paint color on top of the drawer.
If the paint coat is thick that is even better.
To achieve the Faux Marble effect you basically need a piece of cardboard, any cardboard piece will work.
Tear the cardboard piece so to expose uneven edges, those uneven edges will give the marbled effect.
Since the size of my drawers was pretty small and I did not have to cover a larger surface, I used a tiny piece of cardboard.
When the paint is still wet, go over it with the cardboard piece and make all random swirls and waves all over.
You can make them as big or as intricate as you want. Just keep wiping off the cardboard piece after each stroke and keep on “swirling” until you get the desired look that you want.
While the drawer were drying I decided to spray paint the handles.
I used Metallic Chrome Spray Paint and it only needed one coat to fully cover it.
This is how it looked after the spray paint.
Once dry I attached the handles back onto the drawers.
And here is how it turned out.
What do you guys think?
Such a simple yet great way to add an interesting pattern on a boring piece of furniture.
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