I found a lamp that immediately reminded me of a $200 marble lamp on my wish list, except it was on sale for $18 and wasn’t marble. No way this DIY could not happen, and maybe you’ve already guessed that this is going to be REALLY easy, like maybe doesn’t even classify as a DIY because it’s so easy but it totally is a DIY. These are my favorite ones.
–marble contact paper
This lamp from Target is excellent and beautiful already, but sure, let’s make it marble.
I measured the height of the white portion of the lamp to be about 8.25″, then measured that I’d need about 14.25″ in length to wrap around the lamp and overlap. I traced out these measurements on the back of the marble contact paper and cut it out.
Peeling off a small portion of the backing, I lined up the paper as straight as possible before sticking it down, then smoothed over the paper with my fingers while peeling off the rest of the backing little by little.
I had to re-do this part a couple times, but the good thing is that this contact paper is pretty forgiving, meaning if you gently peel and re-stick, it won’t completely mess up the finish of the paper when you stick it on again. For some of the stubborn air bubbles, I used a credit card to smooth them out.
That gold stem and acrylic detail- gorgeous bones, and if I get sick of the marble for some reason I can just peel off the contact paper later. I’m a fan of that!
Threw in another styling of the lamp because I liked this too, and admittedly spent a lot of time playing around with decor on this one to find that I’m loving a minimal style even more these days. I’ve been keeping that in mind as I work on some changes to our living room (!) meaning changing my mind about everything about a hundred times. Nothing new there.
Are you into this marble makeover? Do you prefer the lamp the way it was before? I really love both!
18 comments on “DIY Faux Marble Lamp”
wow I love this. Just bought two! I’d love to see the original you based it off of!
I should’ve gotten two! Happy to help you get some shopping done :) The lamp that’s still on my wishlist is this one!
Yep, gotta be the easiest DIY ever. And it’s gorgeous so that’s a win win ;)
Easy + gorgeous = DIY sweet spot. Thanks, Bre!
I love how the simple DIYs are sometimes the most beautiful and fun ones! I love how this lamp turned out! What a huge and beautiful change!
Yesss it’s so satisfying keeping things simple and worthwhile. Thanks so much for the compliment, Ruthie!
Amy, this is stunning! Love that you were able to recreate such an expensive look on the cheap! Pinning :)
Ah, exactly what I was trying to do. Thanks Rach <3
Tada… Love it. I do have a few surfaces covered in marble contact paper – including a table. I love the grain on this particular one a lot more though.
Thank you! Table is a great idea. I like to keep marble contact paper on hand- lots of places it can go.
SO good! Love this, Amy. I better go pick up a couple at Target.
I can say that about a lot of things at Target! Thanks, Alexis!
Love this. Also love that you’re not married to the contact paper – you can change it whenever you want.
Yes yes yes, and less pressure to be perfect about it ;) Thanks, Abby!
Oh my gosh! I saw a lamp like this one recently, but it was SO expensive! This is the perfect solution! Wow! Thanks!
Yes! Maybe we’re talking about the same one? Thanks, Monique!
So gorgeous! That marble contact paper is the best thing since sliced bread (maybe…)!
I am SUPER into this DIY! Your lamp looks so chic and beautiful. 100% love it.