Learn how to turn a small broken slab of marble into glam office decor just by simply painting! I love how this Like A Boss sign for a glam office turned out.
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!
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I have been working on getting my Marble & Gold office ready for reveal day (UPDATE: Check out the room reveal here!) 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.
Ok’s let’s learn how to make this glam office decor!
Supplies for painted marble decor:
- A 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 paintbrush
1. Clean marble.
I started by giving the marble a good cleaning to remove any dirt or oils.
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.
2. Sketch out letters with a pencil.
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 downstrokes thicker.
Update: 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. Learn how to make cheap custom stencils here!
3. Paint letters.
Lastly, I just used a small paintbrush 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…
I love how my broken piece of marble from the thrift store was transformed into this glam-painted marble decor!
Want to see more glam office decor ideas??
- Marble and Gold Office Decor Inspiration
- Marble and Gold Office Room Reveal
- Painted Marble Decor for Modern Glam Office (you are here!)
- Marble Contact Paper Clock
- Easy DIY Hexagon Cork Memo Boards
- Small paint brush
- Clean marble.
- Sketch out letters with pencil.
- Paint letters.
- 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.
- If you 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.