I often say that a can of gold spray paint can immediately make the cheapest dollar store item look like a million bucks. If I were to pick a pattern that would do the same thing, it would 100% be marble. 

It's trendy, it's chic, and while the real thing is pretty expensive, using marble contact paper definitely isn't. A roll of contact paper will likely set you back no more than $15, and you can use it on multiple projects. Are you ready to make your cheap stuff turn into Anthropologie-worthy home decor?


1. Cover an old clock, or make your own with a clock making kit.

You can buy a clock making kit, OR you can grab a cheap clock from the dollar store and use that instead.

2. Light up your life by covering a lamp base.

The older I get, the more I realize that lamps are key when decorating your home. My apartment came with, like, one light in the bathroom. Why?!


3. Don't forget about your doggo, too.

Even your pupper deserves to feel like a king or queen with their own chic water and food dishes. This actually looks like it belongs in a five star doggy hotel.

4. Add some snaz to your e-reader or tablet cover.

Covers for these things can get pricey, but you also want to change it up sometimes. Just add a bit of contact paper to an old one to give it life.


5. Want to look super chic at the office or in class?

Take those old, ugly notebooks and cover them with contact paper and rose gold accents. No one will make fun of your dollar store notebooks again.

6. Is the whole all-white fad driving you crazy?

Add some contact paper to your frames to make them pop out from your walls. These look totally stunning and very unique.


7. Don't forget about adding some fun to your kitchen!

It's super easy to wrap some contact paper around your boring wooden spoons. Apparently they even hold up to washing pretty well, too!

8. You can pretty much cover any surface with this stuff and it makes it look super luxe.

Whether it's a nightstand, a coffee table, or even your kitchen counters, this stuff works wonders.


9. You know those photoboxes you can get at the dollar store or craft store that are often super ugly?

Just wrap them with the marble contact paper and they are given life.

10. You can cover everyday items with marble contact paper and they are immediately 100 times cooler. 

I mean, I hate the designs on all tissue boxes, but this one I could live with.


11. Rubik's cubes are super cool, but I'm over the rainbow color scheme.

Using some contact paper and a bit of paint, you can achieve this super chic cube that even professionals will pine after.

12. Nothing says grown up and chic like having a bar cart on display.

Basically showcasing your ability to have unopened bottles of wine and partially full bottles of booze on display on a pretty cart equals being an adult.


13. A microwave probably wouldn't have been my first choice to cover in marble paper, but you know what? It works.

You can definitely go overboard with this stuff though, so be careful you don't cover your cat.

14. The lost art of letter writing needs to make a comeback.

And with these DIY marble envelopes, I think there is a good chance it might. I'd love to receive this in the mail. 😍


15. The best DIYs are the ones where you take your garbage and turn it into something beautiful and useful.

Like this old cereal box that immediately becomes a super chic magazine holder that anyone would want on their desk.

So, are you ready to make your home the marble mansion it deserves to be?

COMMENT to let us know which DIY you're going to be trying first.