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 from Minted.
Ok’s let’s learn how to make this glam office decor!
Supplies for painted marble decor:
- 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 paint brush
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.
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!
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!
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
Thrift Store Upcycle
This post was published as apart of a monthly challenge called Thrift Store Upcycle.
- 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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- 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.