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Instant marble

Since I didn't get to my DIY last weekend I decided to tackle it a few nights ago after work.  Probably not the best idea to start it when I was home alone with 2 kiddos who were at the 6pm witching cray-cray hour and a dog, who for some reason, stood at the pantry door for about an hour barking for some treats.  It was a lot of "put those scissors down", "stop spraying that cleaner", "No! don't pull on that paper", "come back with the scraper!", and "no, you can't use the exacto knife" . . . slightly more frustrating and time consuming that it should have been . . .

But I love the result! Such a quick & easy way to spruce a nook up for $40! (sorry for the dark and dull iphone pic's; it was at night so no natural light!)

I bought the marble paper here and it arrived and looked beautiful; not too dark, too grey or too veiny . . . exactly what I wanted

 I started by cleaning the surface and sanding any rough patches

 These are the linen cabinets in our hallway leading to the bedrooms . . it is not that deep but is quite long and was painted white along with the cabinets when we moved in.

 The paper came with this little scraper (you could also use a credit card) to push out any air bubbles and creases out . . . it was not hard and very much like lining your drawers with contact paper although a little stickier. 

 At the end I just took a cloth and firmly swept it over the top a  few times.

It has a beveled edge and originally I was not going to cover it but then it looked kind of weird and unfinished so I took it over the edge and under.  The paper did great (they said if you need help with corners to heat with a hair dryer but I didn't need to)








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  1. Looks amazing. Well done!

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    1. thanks Diane . . . it was so easy (minus the kids!) . . . looks so real!

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  2. amazing! this looks so real! does it look this real in person? So inspiring!

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    1. Thank you! and yes it looks so real! Our nanny thought we had someone install marble over the weekend ha ha ha .... definitely worth getting a roll and playing around with it . . . I have ideas of a coffee table hack with this and some gold spray paint!

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