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Glam Office Decor Idea: Painted Marble Remnant

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.

When I started working on my marble & gold office, I looked every where for glam office decor inspiration – even in the marble remnant aisle at our local ReStore.

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 from Minted. 


Ok’s let’s learn how to make this glam office decor!

Small broken piece of carrara marble laying on white table with small paint brush and gold craft paint supplies laying on top of it

Supplies for painted marble decor:

Small broken piece of marble laying on top of white table top with bottle of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day cleaner and paper towel laying on top of it

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.

Close up shot of penciled cursive letters sketched out on top of marble before painting

Sketch out letters with 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 down strokes 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!

Close up shot of gold craft paint being painted on top of sketched out cursive letters

Paint letters.

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!

Close up angle of finished glam office decor with "like a boss" word painted on small piece of marble for office decor

I love how the metallic paint shimmers in the light!

Small piece of marble painted with  letters in gold craft paint that says like a boss sitting on wooden table with glass jar and small plant next to it

I can’t wait to get it in my Marble & Gold Office

Supplies for DIY painted marble laying on table with arrow pointing to bottom image showing finished glam office decor with "like a boss" painted on to a piece of broken marble with text overlay that says transform an old slab of broken marble into marble decor for glam office

I love how my broken piece of marble from the thrift store was transformed into this glam painted marble decor!

Piece of marble painted with gold craft paint the words like a boss with text overlay that says painted marble decor for modern glam office

Click the picture below to see the full room reveal of my modern glam office!

Collage decor in office with text overlay that says marble and gold modern glam office

Want to see more glam office decor ideas??


Thrift Store Upcycle

This post was published as apart of a monthly challenge called Thrift Store Upcycle.

The Rules:

  • 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.

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How To Make Glam Office Decor with Painted Marble

How To Make Glam Office Decor with Painted Marble

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $6
I turned a small broken slab of marble into glam office decor just by simply painting! I love how my Like A Boss sign for my glam office turned out.

Tools

  • Small paint brush
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Clean marble.
  2. Sketch out letters with pencil.
  3. Paint letters.

Notes

  • 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.

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