Marbled Paper, An Obsession With

So … do I really need to introduce this stuff? If you’ve spent a millisecond on Pinterest, you will have noticed the entire world heaving its collective bosom over marbled paper. Framing it, decoupaging with it, DIYing it … I mean … duh. It’s awesome. I am personally so obsessed with it that I have to force myself NOT to do any more marbled paper projects in this house. Two major projects is the limit. Which makes me super sad, because I really want to do THIS. On everything.

Anyway …

I did the decoupage thing first and covered our coffee table in it, which completely brought the table to life. Purple marble?? Too good.

marbled paper table faux purple marble diy


I used this incredible marbled paper in Pirouette from Paper Mojo (this color is also available at Paper Source). I only needed two sheets for the entire table, and like I said above, PURPLE MARBLE. I glued it on there with Elmer’s, I believe. That or paper Mod Podge. It doesn’t really matter – any lightweight, slow-drying glue will work. I still have to seal the top, but it’s held up pretty well over the last couple of months, and the accidental coffee ring is practically invisible over the crazy pattern. I mean, whatever. The world isn’t perfect, people. If I had sealed it immediately, it wouldn’t be an issue, but I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who can see it with the human eye anyway.

And THEN …

I wallpapered the nook in our hallway with this glorious stuff.

marble paper marble wallpaper diy marble wall

This project took like two hours or something. And I sort of feel like I could lie face down and never do anything ever again and still feel as though I’d accomplished my life’s work. When I die, I want my ashes to be scattered in this nook, I love it so much. I used the same paper in Black, Gold & Silver, and I only needed six sheets. I also made my own wallpaper paste out of corn starch, so this project was less than $50. I mean … COME ON. Only a very fancy millionaire could live here!

marble wallpaper diy gift wrap wall

Life’s. Work.

Somebody else did this in their bathroom, ps – same paper and everything – so I didn’t invent this wheel. But does it effing matter when it looks this good??

marble wall diy wrapping paper wallpaper

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26 responses to “Marbled Paper, An Obsession With

  1. Meghann Reynolds

    The marble wallpaper is beautiful ! What a perfect idea for a coffee table, it takes the table to a whole new level :)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I think I have a new obsession!

  3. Reblogged this on my angel hill and commented:
    I just like this image!

  4. Wooow, incredible !!! So tasty !!!! And it gives such a nice look !!!! You’re talented even though you didn’t invent it 😉😉😉😉


  5. wut? purple marble paper?? must. Get. SOME!

    love it all. I agree. Life’s work accomplished :D

  6. That looks awesome! Pretty smooth idea I must say. And your house is freakin’ gorgeous!

  7. I am drooling over that marbled wall, I love it on just the one side. Very creative use of this technique!

  8. Both are absolutely gorgeoussss!!! I especially love the wall!

  9. very creative and beautiful!

  10. This looks gorgeous. I have never seen anyone else make DIY projects look as sophisticated and high end as you do. But… more!!! We need to see more of your beautiful apartment!

  11. I’m going to make out with all of you. Thank you so much!!

  12. I NEVER heard of this thanks ..awesomely elitist…I mean like very rich looking! Wow………….!!

  13. the urban rural girl

    Reblogged this on RaagaChic | random musings from the urban rural girl and commented:
    This is such an awesome and inexpensive way to upcycle / recycle even wrapping paper.

    I’m all for change and frankly, being able to change up one wall every so often is not a bad thing. This is a great way to freshen up any room at any time.


  14. I would live in that nook. Stunning. And Cornstarch?!? Who knew!

  15. Again, I love you guys! *HUGS*

  16. This is amazing! You have inspired me to do some DIYing. Very creative blog :)

  17. I love how versatile DIY is, especially this marble project. Until five minutes ago, I was oblivious to this marble trend (where have I been? Living under a very bland rock??) but I definitely want to try it out this summer. I also LOVE your look-book for fall of 2014. Some pieces have a Downton Abbey flair that I’m coveting. Keep on crafting! Love from xo

  18. justjameison

    ooohh my goodness, I’m in love with that table! Great job (:

  19. That table looks amazing! I don’t know anything about decor so I didn’t even know marbled paper existed!

  20. Fantabulous!! I just love it!!!

  21. This looks incredible! Your choice of color accents is perfect!

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