I’m so excited for another month of the thrift store decor upcycle challenge. I joined this amazing group last month and had fun giving my little vintage bread box a chalk paint makeover. I was amazed with all of the brilliant upcycle ideas all of the other ladies came up with and I can’t wait to see their projects this month. Since I’m working on decorating my marble & gold office right now (check out my inspiration for the room here) (UPDATE: Here’s the full room reveal of the marble and gold office!), I decided to make something that will fit right in with that style. I grabbed a broken slab of marble from ReStore and turned it into painted marble decor for my office and I just love how it turned out. Scroll down for the full tutorial.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
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Painted Marble Decor
I was over the moon when I saw this little broken slab of marble at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I was even more excited when I took it to the cash register and paid just $1 for it! I have been working on getting my Marble & Gold office ready for reveal day and this carrara couldn’t be more perfect. I’ve had my heart set on creating a painted marble decor piece for the room to put up on my awesome art shelves from Minted.
Supplies for painted marble decor:
- Slab of broken marble (check out ReStore or maybe ask around at Home Depot too!)…if you really can’t track down a piece of broken marble, you could try a 12″x12″ marble tile or even a shoebox lid covered in marble contact paper
- Metallic Acrylic Paint (I used Glorious Gold by DecoArt)
- Small paint brush
I started by giving the marble a good cleaning. I love this Meyer’s Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner from Grove Collaborative (Use this link to get $10 off when you sign up and order for the first time at Grove Collaborative!) This Iowa Pine winter seasonal scent is AH-MAZING. We also love the Basil scent for all the rest of the seasons.
Next I traced out my lettering by hand with a pencil. If you mess up, the pencil will wipe right off the marble. The trick to doing “fake” calligraphy by hand is writing your letters in cursive a little more spread out than normal and then going back and making all of your down strokes thicker. If I was doing this again, I would use my Silhouette Cameo to make a stencil, but I couldn’t find my power cord for it when I was working on this…so I went old school and did it by hand.
Lastly I just used a small paint brush and carefully filled it in over my traced letters. I ended up doing 2 coats and it filled great!
I love how the metallic paint shimmers in the light!
I can’t wait to get it in my Marble & Gold Office… the big reveal day is just a couple weeks ago! Be sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss it!
I love how my broken piece of marble from the thrift store was transformed into this glam painted marble decor!
My thrift store game has been killin’ it lately, so you’re in tune for some fun thrift store upcycles in the next few months! Be sure to hop around below to see what the other ladies came up with this month.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!