DIY Marble Table Top with Gold Accents — Nothing says winning like making a DIY Marble Table Top with Gold Accents for a fraction of the cost of the one you’ve been eyeing online!
I’ve been ogling a few marble table tops with gold accents for a while now to use for styling around the studio. (Like this one that’s $1100 which is obviously WAY out of my budget!)
So after a few weeks, I finally did what any other longing marble love would do.
I made a super simple DIY marble and gold side table myself!
Hairpin legs and marble topped tables aren’t exactly a new thing.
But making one that’s coffee table sized for $120 instead of $1,100 is good enough reason for me to jump on the train!
And I have to say that I’m pretty darn excited about how it turned out.
This DIY Mable Tabletop with Gold Accents is so simple to make that I wish I would have made it months ago when it was first on my list.
I have a tendency of putting off what I consider “big” home decor project undertakings. But this was definitely not one them.
You’ll also be pleased to know that I’m sharing how I make my metallic gold spray paint jobs last in high traffic areas…
Materials and Tools Needed to Make a DIY Marble Table Top
Liquid Nails Marble Adhesive and caulking gun — Or any heavy duty construction glue
Spray Shellac sealant — Optional: I’m just super particular about pristine paint jobs!
The total cost of this DIY version is $120! Can you believe it?!
How to Make a Gold Accent Table
1 — First things first, paint the hairpin legs gold.
To do this, I washed them thoroughly with soap and water since they’re unfinished steel.
And then I primed them with a good coat of BIN primer, and let it dry.
For the perfect gold finish, I sprayed two light coats of gold each (while letting them dry in between coats).
To make sure they’re not easily scuffed since this table is going to be front and center, let the metallic gold coat dry completely.
And then, spray it with a thorough coat of spray shellac. This will allow for a nice hard coating once it’s dried completely.
This way you’ll avoid the weird fingerprints that often happen to the gold paint. The shellac also makes the legs more resistant to scratches.
2 — Once the spray shellac is completely sealed, use a healthy layer of Liquid Nails for granite and marble surfaces on the bottom of the steel legs plates.
Be sure that you cover all of the main areas and edges.
But be careful of adding too much or it will ooze out the sides when you press it against the marble.
3 — Laying the marble board upside down on a smooth, clean surface, place each legs with the Liquid nails in the four corners of the board.
And leave it upside down to dry for the first 48 hours.
Then, you’re all set for styling and entertaining!
This is totally an easy weekend project that would make a good bang for your buck, don’t you think
Have you all made any marble table top options? I’d love to seem them.
So be sure to tag me on IG/social so I can follow along, too! In case marble isn’t your jam, my friend Brittni made a DIY wooden bench using similar hairpins legs, and I’m in love with it!
For those of you that have asked, you can find the DIY to the patterned throw pillow right here!
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DIY Marble Table Top With Gold Accents
- Caulking gun
- For the perfect gold finish, I sprayed two light coats of gold each (while letting them dry in between coats).
- To make sure they’re not easily scuffed since this table is going to be front and center, let the metallic gold coat dry completely.
- And then, spray it with a thorough coat of spray shellac. This will allow for a nice hard coating once it’s dried completely.
- This way you’ll avoid the weird fingerprints that often happen to the gold paint. The shellac also makes the legs more resistant to scratches.
- Be sure that you cover all of the main areas and edges.
- But be careful of adding too much or it will ooze out the sides when you press it against the marble.
- Prep your hairpin legs to be painted. Since they're unfinished steel, you need to first wash them thoroughly with soap and water. Then, prime the legs and allow them dry.
- Paint the hairpin legs with the gold spray paint. Allow them to dry.
- Spray the legs with a shellac sealer.
- Once the spray shellac is completely sealed, spread a healthy layer of construction adhesive (we used Liquid Nails) on the bottom of each of the steel leg plates.
- Lay the marble board upside down on a smooth clean surface. Then, place and press each leg with the construction glue on the four corners of the board. Leave them upside down to dry for the first 48 hours. Then, you’re all set for styling and entertaining!
53 thoughts on “DIY Marble Table Top With Gold Accents”
Do you not need plywood in to screw the legs into?
Hi Kate! We did not use glue but a construction adhesive glue. The table that we made was a small side table. If you were to make a big table, we do recommend more support like gluing a piece of wood to the marble and screwing in the legs or adding a middle leg. Hope this helps!
I love how your table turned out! I love the marble top and the hair pin table legs! Gorgeous!
Thank you, Beth! We are sucker for marble!
This looks amazing! I’m trying to do the same but Where did you get a marble board for $120? Everywhere I’m looking it’s going to cost at least $400.
The table base I had was actually completely finished and didn’t need the primer at all, and for all the rest of the legs a simple paint did the job. However on one of the legs I did use the primer and I imagine I didn’t use it correctly and now its all bumpy and coarse and even several paint coats on it have not fixed the look. So how do I remove the layer of bumpy primer (and the paint on top)?
I am so happy I was able to paint my table following your blog, but that one leg is now an eye-sore.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me with this.
Ahh I see, I hate when one guy ruins the party for everyone! I would just try to sand all the paint layers off with a very coarse sandpaper (maybe 60 grit) and then a fine sandpaper when you’ve gotten as much of it off as you can to have a really smooth finish before you repaint. I hope that helps!! :)
Thank you for your detailed blog. I’m using it to a DIY on a marble coffee table.
I have messed up one of the legs, any tip on how to remove the paint+primer so I can do a do-over?
Much appreciated. Thank you!
Hi Shriya! Love that you were inspired to make your own piece!! Could you give me a little more information on what happened? I would just recommend adding another coat of spray paint, making sure to give it plenty of time to dry so you don’t get fingerprints in the paint. Hope this helps!
Thank you for sharing these details on how to attach the legs. Can you tell me how it is holding up? I’ve been weighing this option of gluing the legs directly to the stone vs. gluing a recessed wood board to the stone and then screwing the legs in. I have rambunctious kids and want to be sure the connection is secure. Thanks!
Hi! this is a fabulous project. I would love to know where to find marble board in the UK, I will have to do a little search. It’s so simple yet so effective. Great job!
So glad that you liked the project – let us know if you find something good so we can link to it for our UK readers, too! :)
This is gorgeous!! Would you mind if I used it in a round up I’m putting together? If I could use a photo that would be great too (I won’t alter or edit any photos <3)
Hi Anna! Would you mind emailing firstname.lastname@example.org?
This table would be perfect in my living room! May have to put it on my list of home DIY’s to conquer this year…
Julia – http://bunnybaubles.com
You have to! Send us a photo if you do! xo
Cool Table…! I hope I can Make DIY project like you.
Glad you like the DIY! You can do it :)
What a wonderful idea! I am also in the midst of hunting for new marble peices and I did not even think to make my own. Thank you for the inspiration.
Glad it was helpful, Michelle!
Hi, adore this table! Where did you source your marble from?
So beautiful! I’d lovd to know WheRe the flamingo print is from too please.
Any idea where we might find a bigger slab of marble? I’d like to make the table bigger.
I purchased a 24×16 pastry board from william Sonoma- I am in the process of building my table now!
love the table! but I have to ask… where is the adorable flamingo print from?
sO cool !!! i WANT TO MAKE A HEXAGON SHAPE TABLE LIKE ONES AT RESTORATION hARDWARE, 3 OF THEM TO MAKE ALL SORT OF CONFIGURATIONS.
haha, love it! thanks claudine!
Can’t go wrong with marble! And the combination with gold is magnificent!
you made this look so easy, 100% pinning and recreating in my house, thank you! x
This is soooo pretty! Love it!
What a nice and cheap table. Good hob. I love marble tables, they look so clean. Need to find a good source for marble board. Cheap and D@D shipping.
I love this so much! I love the look of the marbel tables, and this is a much better price point! You make it look so easy, I might have to try this DIY project! :)
It really is as easy as it looks! I definitely recommend giving it a shot! :)
i Loved how simple you made this Diy compared to others i’ve found. I’m in the process of redoing my house and i’ve found this so helpFul ❤️
I’m so glad!! Good luck with the project and let us know how it turns out :)
Do you have a resource for the marBle board?
Hi Elizabeth, you should be able to click on the link in the materials box to view the marble board source, if it still does not work you may need to clear your browser Cache. Hope this helps!
Where’s the planter from? Thanks!
Hi Jill! It’s an old West Elm planter! Hope this helps!
You did an awesome job on this table, and I can’t believe how easy it was to make it!
Thanks so much Paige! : )
Amazing! I think I make it as my bedside table
Thanks Kinga! I think that is a great idea!
Check out Design Master’s Spray Paint. I get them at Michael’s using the 40% off coupon and they are so durable! I’ve easily painted glass with it and the only time it scratched was when I scratched with my nail. I definitely should pick up some shellac spray though.
Thanks for the tip, Amanda! We’ll have to check it out
The table turned out so pretty!! Great DIY!
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Thanks, Kristina! :)
It looks like you paid $1100 for it!
Thanks, Sandra! So glad you like it! we’re pretty happy we avoided paying the extra $1000+
IT looks amazing! I have been wanting to give my sewIng table the gold and marble treatmenT, but with marble contact paper. THanks for the tip on painting tge legs. I hate those finger Print marks!
No problem, Kara! It really helps with durability! Let us know how the sewing table turns out :)