DIY Marble Desk

April 18, 2017 in DIY

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I spent the day with my little family and we cooked a delicious Easter Dinner with all the fixings! Gosh was it yummy and just what I needed! On today’s post I wanted to share with you all a DIY project I worked on. This is my first DIY project I’m sharing on the blog, so I’m kinda excited right now : )

Staying On A Budget

Since I moved I have been busy trying to make my place feel more like home as well as practical. My fiancé and I have a budget of how much money is going into our home décor. Having a budget is necessary for us in order to meet our financial needs. This means that I have to be a little bit more creative and plan DIY projects in order to emulate the space I desire for my home.

Our apartment came with a little office area. My fiancé and I agreed it would a perfect space where I can be more creative and blog. Before we moved, we weren’t expecting to find an apartment with an office area that included a desk. I was actually planning on buying a white desk. Luckily we found this amazing place that already had one! Which means we saved some money…

However, I wasn’t really feeling the countertop…. I’ve always wanted white marble countertops but obviously that wasn’t in our budget. Plus, i’m not about to invest on a huge ticket price item for my apartment.

Revamping What I already Had

I went onto my computer and searched for white marble vinyl and found tons of links. I decided to get the 6.5 feet by 2 feet vinyl. That was the largest marble vinyl piece that was the most affordable I could find.

However It was not going to cover the entire desk because I needed about 2.5 feet instead of 2 feet. The vinyl was already costing $18, so instead, I figured I would buy white contact paper which cost $5, instead of buying 2 rolls of the vinyl.

I wanted to keep this project as affordable as I could but really give my office area a makeover that was going to make me feel more at home.

DIY Marble Desk

Before I show you the steps we took to achieve my marble desk I wanted to show you a before photo of the desk. This way you can see what a difference the marble made.

DIY Marble Desk

Let’s Get Started!

DIY Marble Desk

Materials You Will Need 

Marble vinyl ( here, here, here, here and here), white contact paper (optional), ruler, scissors, masking tape (optional) and razor blades

     DIY Marble Desk

Step 1

We measured out the white contact paper and cut it the correct width of my desk. For my desk we cut it at 5.5 feet long and 8 inches wide

DIY Marble Desk

Step 2

We peeled back about 2 inches of contact paper so that we could work in small sections when sticking the contact paper onto the desk.

If you don’t have someone to help you with applying the contact paper, the masking tape will help you with this part.

DIY Marble Desk

Step 3

After we had applied the white contact paper to the desk, we laid out the white marble vinyl and adjusted it to see how much we needed to cut. It was a little bent due to it being rolled up, so we used my blow dryer to try and smooth it out.

This part is optional, but it did help us measure out how much of the vinyl we need to cut.

DIY Marble Desk

Step 4

After we cut the vinyl we worked in small sections like we did with the contact paper. It took a couple of times to get the vinyl just right on the desk, but we did it! Yay!

If you happen to get contact paper or vinyl on the wall, you can use the razor blades to help remove any extra unwanted pieces.

The Results Were Amazing!

When we were done and stepped back it looked beautifully amazing. The white contact paper didn’t look bad at all with the white marble vinyl. It will probably be covered with picture frames and plants, so it won’t be that noticeable.

I can’t wait to begin decorating my little office and truly making it my space : ) I’m so glad we took this approach to revamp my desk space, now I feel like I can actually focus and let my creative mind run wild.

What do you guys think of my new desk?

XO Rosey

Hágalo Usted Mismo Escritorio Ee Mármol

Feliz Martes amigos! Espero que hayan tenido un maravilloso fin de semana de Pascua. Pasé el día con mi pequeña familia y cocinamos una deliciosa cena de Pascua! Era delicioso y justo lo que necesitaba!

Mantenerse En Un Presupuesto

Desde que me he mudado he estado ocupado tratando de hacer que mi lugar se sienta más como mi casa. Mi prometido y yo tenemos un presupuesto de cuánto dinero está entrando en nuestra decoración del hogar. Tener un presupuesto es necesario para nosotros para satisfacer nuestras necesidades financieras. Esto significa que tengo que ser un poco más creativa y planear proyectos con el fin de emular el espacio que deseo para mi casa.

¡Finalmente! Mi Propia Oficina

Nuestro apartamento tenía una pequeña área de oficina. Mi prometido y yo nos acordamos que sería un espacio perfecto donde puedo ser más creativa y trabajar en blogs. Antes de mudarnos, no estábamos esperando encontrar un apartamento con una zona de oficina que incluía un escritorio. En realidad estaba planeando comprar un escritorio blanco. Afortunadamente, encontramos este increíble que ya tenía uno! Lo que significa que ahorramos algo de dinero. Sin embargo, no estaba realmente sintiendo la encimera …. Siempre he querido encimeras de mármol pero obviamente eso no estaba en nuestro presupuesto. Además, no estoy a punto de invertir en un precio de boleto enorme para mi apartamento.

Renovar Lo Que Ya Tenías

Fui a mi computadora y busqué vinilo de mármol y encontré toneladas de enlaces. Decidí conseguir el 6.5ft por 2ft vinilo. Esa fue la pieza de vinilo de mármol más grande que fue la más asequible que pude encontrar. Sin embargo, no iba a cubrir todo el escritorio porque necesitaba unos 2,5 pies en lugar de 2 pies. El vinilo ya cuesta $ 18, así que en su lugar, pensé que compraría papel de contacto blanco que cuesta $ 5. Quería mantener este proyecto tan asequible como pude pero realmente dar a mi área de la oficina un cambio de imagen que iba a hacerme sentir más en casa.

Pasos que tomé para conseguir un escritorio de mármol

Paso 1: Medimos el papel de contacto blanco y cortarlo en el ancho correcto de mi escritorio. Para mi escritorio la cortamos a 5,5 pies de largo y 8 pulgadas de ancho

Paso 2: Nos pelamos hacia atrás alrededor de 2 pulgadas de papel de contacto para que podamos trabajar en pequeñas secciones cuando se pegue el papel de contacto en el escritorio.

¡Ya Casi terminamos!

Paso 3: Después de que habíamos aplicado el papel de contacto blanco a la mesa, pusimos el vinilo de mármol y lo ajustamos para ver cuánto necesitábamos cortar. Estaba un poco doblado debido a que estaba enrollado, así que usamos mi secador de pelo para tratar de suavizarlo.

Paso 4: Después de cortar el vinilo queríamos trabajar en pequeñas secciones como hicimos con el papel de contacto. Se tardó un par de veces para conseguir el vinilo justo en la recepción, pero lo hicimos! ¡Hurra!

Los Resultados

Cuando nos hicieron y dio un paso atrás parecía precioso. El papel de contacto blanco no se veía mal en absoluto con el vinilo de mármol. Probablemente será cubierto con marcos y plantas. No puedo esperar a comenzar a decorar mi pequeña oficina y hacerla verdaderamente mi espacio:) Estoy tan contento de haber tomado este enfoque para renovar mi espacio en el escritorio, ahora siento que realmente puedo concentrarme y dejar que mi mente creativa funcione salvaje.

¿Qué piensan ustedes de mi nuevo escritorio?

XO Rosey






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  • Joleene Moody April 18, 2017 at 5:11 am

    So very nice! It’s amazing what we can do with existing furniture and an imagination.

  • makeamomsmileJenn JG April 18, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I love the Marble look, so clean and fancy looking! Great DIY project on a budget, great job!

  • Gillie April 18, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Lovely job. It looks very pretty. A great way to freshen up an old desk.

  • Melissa Paige April 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    It came out so pretty! I need to do that.

  • Joline April 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I really wish I was more craftsy and talented (that gene went to my sister lol). We have a lot of furniture that needs a new look.

  • Cozy With The Poseys April 18, 2017 at 10:20 am

    This is such a cool idea! Love the way it turned out.

  • jburge328 April 18, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Oh wow this is amazing! Who knew that this was a possibility!!! Love it, I’m totally going to try this, you made it look so easy

  • Sondra Barker April 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Wow what a difference this is really such a great idea! I love marble it gives such a clean, elegant look and this is great because it is budget friendly.

  • Amber April 18, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Oh nice, I’ve always liked the marble look. I might have to try this.

  • margsstu April 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I really like this! I actually have a granite top desk that my dad put together from scraps of granite counter top. But this is really cool too, looks easy and chic

  • Southern Mommas April 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    This came out beautiful! I would love to do a DIY project, I just don’t think I am crafty enough!

  • Kim April 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    OMG THIS IS SO COOL! I never thought of that. I am gonna try this with my stuff soon. Thanks for sharing, love!

  • Evelyne CulturEatz April 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    You did a fabulous job, love how you did the white border at the wall to compensate for the width of marble paper. blow dryer is brilliant.

  • thekindnessconfettiblog April 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Muy bonita! I love it! What a great idea!! I was a bit skeptical since you decided to use contact paper, but it really looks great! I would love to do something like this but with glitter!

  • Amber April 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    That turned out great! I love the marble look!

  • Erin April 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Very nice! I love to “facelift” my furniture. That looks great!

  • Nicole April 18, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I loveeee DIYing my furniture! I’ve been meaning to do this with a cheap ikea desk I got off OfferUp but haven’t had the chance. You’ve inspired me to start the project back up! <3

  • Ana De-Jesus April 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Ooh I love how you transformed the desk into a luxe marble one because it looks so professional. I could get on board with a marble desk!

  • Author Brandi Kennedy April 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    The vinyl definitely made a huge improvement – this looks like a great space for blogging! With some pictures and personal elements, you can really make it your own now.

  • Jessica Taylor April 18, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    This seems like a DIY product that I can actually do! Hopefully I can keep it in budget

  • The Playful Parent April 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Wow, you made this DIY project look so easy! This is a great solution for those on a budget. I might try this out when we prepare our house to sell.

  • brigettedanielle April 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    So nice! I will definitely try this once I move!

  • Cait Weingartner April 19, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Wow, that came out perfectly! You did an amazing job, it looks beautiful.

  • Jenjen Balatico April 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Just exactly what I need! By the way, is vinyl and formica the same?

  • Blair Villanueva April 19, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Wow you did it very nice and clean! I always love to have a marble surface for my photography.

  • Claudia Krusch April 19, 2017 at 5:43 am

    It looks amazing! I need a marble surface for food pictures, will be trying your project out on a table that I have! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Kat April 19, 2017 at 7:13 am

    It’s definitely a new life for an old desk! The result is awesome and it made me think about a little change for my own furniture:)

  • Queen Thrifty April 19, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Very nice I love the look and finish.

  • duffelbagspouse April 19, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Nice and easy project that I hope you get a lot of use out of. I love doing little DIY projects too.

  • Kate April 19, 2017 at 8:07 am

    You are so creative! I want to try something like this.

  • Ravi April 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

    That’s so very creative. I like furniture cut out of marble.

  • nlampert April 19, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Your desk looks amazing! The before and after transformation is really incredible. I love anything with white marble.

  • Megan April 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    The desk looks great! I love reusing what you have, saves a lot of money!

  • Carol Cassara April 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I love revamping old furniture to make it look updated and modern. Marble is definitely the trend these days. I think this is an awesome idea!

  • Keoshia April 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Wow this looks amazing, make sure you come back and show us what it looks like after you have decorated it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Mae April 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Wow, that looks great! My hubby the more DIY-type, but I can see myself helping him in a project like this. I really like marble counters in general, and that’s something I’d really be looking for once we move to a new house.

    Mae |

  • Lynnette April 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Omg wow this is an amazing DIY since marble can get so expensive

  • toastycritic April 19, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    The space does look very beautiful. That’s awesome that you get the opportunity to make it your own.

  • Elizabeth Brico April 20, 2017 at 12:31 am

    WOW. That is incredible. I’m saving this so I can try it on our ugly kitchen countertops when I have the time/money. My building is old and rundown so we have these weird 60s yellow ugly countertops…this will be a great improvement 🙂

  • Angela Milnes April 20, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Ohh, this is cool and I love DIY furnitures. Glad you share this tips with us

  • Bobby Hill April 20, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Great blog I love the marble desk it looks amazing.

  • Krista Bel April 20, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I actually like both. I agree the former looks a bit dull but it had it’s own beauty in its own way. nice work, the after looks was worth all the stress

  • katie mac April 20, 2017 at 6:13 am

    What an awesome idea! I’d love to see the desk with everything on it, in it’s own environment, in all it’s DIY glory 🙂 . I also love that your post is translated, what a great idea.

  • Cynthia Nicoletti April 20, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Such a great idea. A perfect DIY project.

  • meximoments April 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Rosey you did an amazing job!! I’m going to be fixing my office once we move and you just gave me some great ideas!!! Even for pictures!! Love it! I followed you on IG and Twitter, lets connect so we can keep in touch!

  • A Busy Bees Life - Sheri April 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    You did a great job with the desk,. What a difference. I think if I put my mind to it, I could get a lot of cool DIY projects done around the house.

  • Wildish Jess April 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I actually just did this the other day to a table of mine. Great job!

  • Elizabeth O. April 21, 2017 at 12:39 am

    How awesome is this! I like the idea. It would be nice to fix up your desk into something that would motivate you to work more. I’ve been thinking of redecorating my home office for some time now.

  • New Labels Only April 21, 2017 at 3:19 am

    WOW! This is awesome. The desk look it had a professional makeover! I have a large unused desk at home and I will definitely use your step by step guide to try it!

  • katrinagehman April 21, 2017 at 6:27 am

    looks like you did a great job. i love doing projects like these. so much fun seeing the end result.

  • daniella flores April 21, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Wow that DIY project is definately one for the books. Think of writing an ebook with all your projects and sell on your blog?

  • Daisha Renee April 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I love projects like this and it’s easier on the pockets. I have to book mark this to refer back to for my big move this summer. Thank you and it looks great!

  • Blaine Chrian April 21, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Truly resourceful! This project is perfect for reusing old things and transforming them into something new and reliable. Great read!

  • jim_burgoon April 21, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Growing up I learned to cook and write. I didn’t learn to DIY. Looking at thngs like this I wonder if I can do this. Did you find this hard?

  • GD Blog April 22, 2017 at 8:28 am

    This looks lovely! I’m going to love this desk, for sure. I know I have some DIY skills, but not that much. I will certainly try this when we settle in one place. Great job, Rosey!

  • thebookswag April 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

    OMG, such talent, who would have thought an old desk could look so prim and fancy! wow, love your work.

  • Mommy Engineering April 22, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Wow my husband was just talking about doing something like this! So glad to have read this! It doesn’t look very difficult so I’ll have to give it a try! <3

  • Izamar Rosas (Izzy) April 28, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve been looking into doing this myself! This will be my first DIY ☺️. Love it, great job!

    PS: I love the Spanish separated from the English! I might give mine a try like that! Might be easier for my readers. <3

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