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This Marble Contact Paper Will Upgrade Your Furniture So People Think You're Rich


I have rather ~expensive~ taste and a bank account that hates me for it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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I just want to have a penthouse apartment in NYC with five rooms and like, three bathrooms (I am not greedy, ok?). Is all of that so much to ask for?!

But really really, I am totally fine with shopping for furniture at Ikea and T.J. Maxx because there are so many DIYs and hacks these days — let’s pause and thank Pinterest — to make them look expensive and unique.

Well holy great Gatsby, I found something that can seriously upgrade basic furniture into luxe, Kardashian-esque pieces! So get your rich queen wave out and say hello to this self-adhesive marble contact paper ($10+).

And yes, this is a product photo but just you wait! I have a whole slew of impressive buyer photos that'll make you want to purchase 50 rolls of this stuff.

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And yes, this is a product photo but just you wait! I have a whole slew of impressive buyer photos that’ll make you want to purchase 50 rolls of this stuff.

And because I would never lead you wrong, let me point out that it has over 1,300 reviews and 4.4-star rating on Amazon. Just think of how many spaces have been transformed thanks to this fancy contact paper!

"In love with this marble contact paper!! I could not be happier with the result. I used this product to turn a cheap table desk into a beautiful TV stand for our master bedroom. This product is easy to use, amazing quality, and is a fast, affordable way to rehab an old piece of furniture. I would suggest carefully reading the instructions and using a plastic smoother during application. I love that if during application you get a wrinkle or an air bubble, you can easily lift up the paper and try again. The corners can be a little tricky, so I suggest looking up how to do corners online before you start the application process. Overall, I'm thrilled with how my table turned out and plan to use this product again in the future." —Meghan

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“In love with this marble contact paper!! I could not be happier with the result. I used this product to turn a cheap table desk into a beautiful TV stand for our master bedroom. This product is easy to use, amazing quality, and is a fast, affordable way to rehab an old piece of furniture. I would suggest carefully reading the instructions and using a plastic smoother during application. I love that if during application you get a wrinkle or an air bubble, you can easily lift up the paper and try again. The corners can be a little tricky, so I suggest looking up how to do corners online before you start the application process. Overall, I’m thrilled with how my table turned out and plan to use this product again in the future.” —Meghan

Now, anyone who has ever messed with contact paper knows you can’t just slap this stuff on a table and call it a day. It takes patience so read the reviews and watch some YouTube videos before you start. Ok, let’s see what this stuff can do!

"I used this marble contact paper as part of a makeover on two Ikea dressers. I was hopeful yet skeptical, so I was thrilled at the quality and the results! It looks amazingly real! It's only a little bit of a pain in the butt to put on, which is ok because I expected it to be a large pain in the butt. Here are a few tips: I think the most important thing is to unroll it slowly as you work so that you can hold the excess paper as tight and taut as possible while you smooth it on. I used a six-inch plastic ruler to work out the air bubbles. Slow and steady wins the race when putting this on, but the results are worth it for the money!I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and Googled "how to do corners with contact paper" and found a lot of helpful suggestions. Have your tools laid out within arm's reach before you start — once you remove the backing from the adhesive, it's really all systems go.All in all, for the price, it's a seriously awesome product for small projects. I ended up needing to buy two rolls for this project (two dressers), but have most of the second roll leftover for a rainy day DIY." —Blair T.

Blair T.

“I used this marble contact paper as part of a makeover on two Ikea dressers. I was hopeful yet skeptical, so I was thrilled at the quality and the results! It looks amazingly real! It’s only a little bit of a pain in the butt to put on, which is ok because I expected it to be a large pain in the butt. Here are a few tips: I think the most important thing is to unroll it slowly as you work so that you can hold the excess paper as tight and taut as possible while you smooth it on. I used a six-inch plastic ruler to work out the air bubbles. Slow and steady wins the race when putting this on, but the results are worth it for the money!

I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and Googled “how to do corners with contact paper” and found a lot of helpful suggestions. Have your tools laid out within arm’s reach before you start — once you remove the backing from the adhesive, it’s really all systems go.

All in all, for the price, it’s a seriously awesome product for small projects. I ended up needing to buy two rolls for this project (two dressers), but have most of the second roll leftover for a rainy day DIY.” —Blair T.

It can transform basic Ikea end tables:

"I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap Ikea tables into less cheap looking Ikea tables because I'm not made of money but I would like others to believe I am. It's super simple to use and you get a ton of it for the price, so I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble — not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well." —Spencer House

Spencer House / amazon.com

I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap Ikea tables into less cheap looking Ikea tables because I’m not made of money but I would like others to believe I am. It’s super simple to use and you get a ton of it for the price, so I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble — not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that’s great as well.” —Spencer House

What about shelves? Yessir. And bar carts? Heavens yes!

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“I used this to cover some wooden Ikea shelves and they look real! This paper is nice, thick, and easy to peel off. I used a credit card to get the wrinkles out with pretty much no problem. It is sticky enough that I peeled it off a couple of times to reapply it and it still stuck to the wood.” —Zandratwin

Zandratwin / amazon.com, Rafael B / amazon.com

“I used this to cover some wooden Ikea shelves and they look real! This paper is nice, thick, and easy to peel off. I used a credit card to get the wrinkles out with pretty much no problem. It is sticky enough that I peeled it off a couple of times to reapply it and it still stuck to the wood.” —Zandratwin

Hello! Just look at these countertops!

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“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I know it’s not a forever fix but it’s such an improvement over the ugly blue counters from before… Maybe one day I’ll be rich enough to replace them or brave enough to marble paint them but until then this is perfect! I couldn’t be more pleased.” —Naydana

“VERY VERY good! My husband works with granite and marble and he’s very impressed by the quality. I waited two months after putting it in my guest bathroom sink to write a review and I’m so happy and satisfied with the results. If you never used this kind of product, and you are having a hard time deciding if you should get it, I HIGHLY recommend it to you. It’s a very inexpensive solution if you are renting and want to update your old countertops. Update: four months and still perfect. I’ll be buying this same product for my kitchen countertops.” —Amazon Customer

Naydana / amazon.com, Amazon Customer / amazon.com

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I know it’s not a forever fix but it’s such an improvement over the ugly blue counters from before… Maybe one day I’ll be rich enough to replace them or brave enough to marble paint them but until then this is perfect! I couldn’t be more pleased.” —Naydana

“VERY VERY good! My husband works with granite and marble and he’s very impressed by the quality. I waited two months after putting it in my guest bathroom sink to write a review and I’m so happy and satisfied with the results. If you never used this kind of product, and you are having a hard time deciding if you should get it, I HIGHLY recommend it to you. It’s a very inexpensive solution if you are renting and want to update your old countertops. Update: four months and still perfect. I’ll be buying this same product for my kitchen countertops.” —Amazon Customer

The options are endless. This reviewer used it to upgrade an old fireplace and the results are !!!

"I used a little more than one roll for a quick makeover on an ugly fireplace in a rental apartment. It's easy to cover the tiles with the film. It makes a huge difference for minimal effort/price." —Zhen

Zhen / amazon.com

“I used a little more than one roll for a quick makeover on an ugly fireplace in a rental apartment. It’s easy to cover the tiles with the film. It makes a huge difference for minimal effort/price.” —Zhen

Here’s a closeup that would fool even Kanye.

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“I am impressed with how nice my bathroom vanity came out using this product. I took my time and took great pains to make sure there were no bubbles. When I completed my project my countertop looked exactly like marble — as a matter of fact, several friends that saw it said they would have never guessed it was stick on, it looked so real.” —Marique Travquin

Zandratwin / amazon.com, zhserena / amazon.com

“I am impressed with how nice my bathroom vanity came out using this product. I took my time and took great pains to make sure there were no bubbles. When I completed my project my countertop looked exactly like marble — as a matter of fact, several friends that saw it said they would have never guessed it was stick on, it looked so real.” —Marique Travquin

I could seriously go on all day but I will cut myself off after this amazing before and after.

"I got this to cover an old laminate counter in the guest bath. I wish it were wider, but the seams are not that noticeable. It looks glossy and clean. I used calk around the sink to cover my poor cutting ability. The old laminate cabinet was beautifully transformed by this paint." —Jacksmom

Jacksmom / amazon.com

“I got this to cover an old laminate counter in the guest bath. I wish it were wider, but the seams are not that noticeable. It looks glossy and clean. I used calk around the sink to cover my poor cutting ability. The old laminate cabinet was beautifully transformed by this paint.” —Jacksmom

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Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Get it from Amazon for $9.50+ (available in five sizes and with or without applicators).

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