I often used to post about little DIY projects I would complete at home, but it’s literally been years since I last did something creative! But a couple of weeks ago I got my creative mojo back and decided I wanted to give this lovely French style bedside table (from Out There Interiors) a little make over.

It’s been in my dressing room for 18 months with bare, raw wood and heavy metal drawer pulls. I quite liked the natural finish, but it didn’t really fit in with the rest of the decor. I decided to give it a lick of paint, some new knobs, and a stylish new top to freshen it up a bit. Here is my little guide on how to make a marble top table.

How to make a marble topped table before and after

french style wooden bedside table

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I’ve had this paint in ‘Old White‘ for a while now but so far I haven’t yet had the chance to use it. Annie Sloan chalk paint is ideal for using on furniture as it doesn’t require you to spend ages sanding down or stripping the wood before you paint it; you can usually just slap it on.

It also gives an aged finish to the furniture, and you can easily give it a distressed look with a little bit of sanding if you like the shabby chic look. The paint worked especially well on this wood as it was totally unfinished and didn’t have a coat of varnish or anything.

Annie Sloan old white paint

Annie Sloan old white paint

 I was really impressed by how easily the paint goes on. Literally no prep work is required and you can get to work on your project straight away. I gave this table two or three coats of paint overall, but it dries quite quickly I found so I got it all finished in one weekend.

Top tip: make sure you remove the drawer pulls before you start painting! And also use paint sparingly around the edge of the drawers as if it’s got a thick coat of paint, the drawers won’t open and close easily and will need sanding down.

Annie Sloan old white paint

Annie Sloan old white paint

 How To Make A Marble Top Table

Once the paint had totally dried, I decided to use some marble print vinyl (sticky back plastic) to use on the surface of the table. I bought 2m of it from Amazon for only £5 and I only needed to use less than 1m of it for this project, so there’s some left over! I chose the marble print plastic as I thought it’s a nice, clean and simple design that looks sleek and stylish, and I can use it for flat-lay photos!

I cut the plastic to size approximately and then stuck one corner down carefully. This part is probably easiest with two pairs of hands, as one person can be lowering the plastic and the other can be smoothing it down so that there is no air bubbles. Once the plastic had been laid, I trimmed the edges so that they were sharp and clean.

I used a metal edged ruler and a sharp blade to cut down the edges and peeled off the excess plastic. It left a really nice clean edge so it looked quite professional! It was actually easier to apply than I thought.. you literally just peel the backing off and stick it down. If you go wrong you can always peel it off again!

how to make a marble topped table with vinyl

how to make a marble topped table with vinyl

Crystal Glass Drawer Knobs

And finally, to finish of the makeover I decided to put some new knobs on the drawers. To match the rest of the furniture in my dressing room I decided to use the same crystal style ones. I bought them from Home Bargains for about £3 for a set of 4 so they’re not expensive at all, but they give the table a whole new look. They’re really easy to fit too, you literally just need to screw them in.

round crystal glass drawer knobs

round crystal glass drawer knobs

 The Finished Look

 And here it is! My stunning new DIY marble top table…

how to make a marble topped table

how to make a marble topped table

how to make a marble topped table

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

I just wanted to say a big ‘hello’ to all of my new followers and readers! I thought I would introduce myself to those of you that don’t know much about me or my blog. It’s nice to do a personal post once in a while!
So, I am Victoria (or Vikki). I am 22, a university graduate and I live near Milton Keynes, in England. I graduated uni with a 2:1 BA Hons in Tourism Business Management, and I am currently working in a little cake shop. 
I am interested in all things vintage and shabby chic. I love cupcakes, florals, pretty dresses and anything nautical. I am also obsessed with tea cups, baking, and weddings. I’m love Cath Kidston too! So if you like pretty, girly things.. hopefully you will like my blog!
Victoria’s Vintage Blog started small in March 2010, I used it mainly as a place to collect photos that inspired me. As time went on, I started to use it as a little scrapbook of my life, posting more personal posts about myself. After gaining a sudden amount of followers I started posting a greater variety of articles, hoping to interest a wider audience, while still keeping it as my space. In summer 2011 I spent 3 months working in Disney World Florida so some posts about that on here too 🙂
My blog is mainly centred on the following topics: Fashion, Beauty, Nails, Bargains, My Shopping Hauls, DIY, Baking, and my Competition Wins.
I love fashion and beauty, and I often post reviews on my blog about new products that I have tried out, or do Outfit of the Day posts showing what I’ve worn. My style is very feminine and I only ever wear dresses or skirts! I keep my make up minimal and classical too. I have also just grown my nails, which has been a massive achievement for me as I used to chew them to the bottom! So now I do a few nail art posts too which I find lots of fun! 
I’m very thrifty and a bargain hunter when it comes to fashion so all my buys are always purse friendly. I don’t tend to splash out very often, and I like to rummage to find bargains on eBay, at carboot sales, and in charity shops. If you’re looking at finding ways to save your pennies, hopefully my blog will give you plenty of ideas on where to find good deals. 
I’m also really into DIY projects and baking. Cakes are a big passion of mine, and I love to bake and decorate (and eat!) cakes and cupcakes. I also pick up old, second-hand things from boot sales and give them a DIY overhaul to make them look like new again. This usually just means giving them a lick of paint and then sticking girly bits on!
I enter competitions online on a daily basis, and therefore I often have parcels arriving for me with some free goodies! I think that ‘comping’ is a hobbie that more people should definitely partake in. The results of this hobby are easily visible! In less than 3 years I’ve won almost £7000 worth of prizes. Most of the prizes have been fantastic such as designer clothes, a weekend away, and new electrical items. People tell me that my blog posts on my prizes have inspired them to start entering competitions themselves, and they have won things too!
If you need to know anything else about me or the blog, just leave a comment or get in touch. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like my Facebook page!
Click on one of these images to read more about each topic:

I hope that all of my readers, old and new, enjoy reading my blog! Thank you so much for supporting me x