DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

DIY Marble and Gold Accent Table

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

So I’ve been ogling a few marble and gold side tables 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 a few weeks ago I finally did what any other longing marble love would do, and 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 $1100 is good enough reason for me to jump on the train!

I have to say I’m pretty darn excited about how it turned out, and it’s so simple 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…

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

The total cost of this DIY version is $120! Can you believe it?!

First things first, you’ll need to 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 making the perfecting gold finish, I gave them each two light coats of gold and let them dry in between. 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 so that it has a nice, hard coating on it once it’s dried completely.

This way you’ll avoid the weird fingerprints that often happen to the gold paint and it will make it more resistant to scratches.
DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

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.

 DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

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!

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideasDIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

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 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!

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas
DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

DIY Marble and Gold Accent Table

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

So I’ve been ogling a few marble and gold side tables 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 a few weeks ago I finally did what any other longing marble love would do, and 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 $1100 is good enough reason for me to jump on the train!

I have to say I’m pretty darn excited about how it turned out, and it’s so simple 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…

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

The total cost of this DIY version is $120! Can you believe it?!

First things first, you’ll need to 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 making the perfecting gold finish, I gave them each two light coats of gold and let them dry in between. 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 so that it has a nice, hard coating on it once it’s dried completely.

This way you’ll avoid the weird fingerprints that often happen to the gold paint and it will make it more resistant to scratches.
DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

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.

 DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

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!

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideasDIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

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 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!

DIY marble and gold side table - sugar and cloth - home decor ideas

Comments

  • 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 :)

  • Sandra

    03.03.16

    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+

  • Amanda

    03.03.16

    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

  • Kinga

    03.03.16

    Amazing! I think I make it as my bedside table

    • Thanks Kinga! I think that is a great idea!

  • Elizabeth

    03.03.16

    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!

  • 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 :)

  • Sarah Lagen

    03.03.16

    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! :)

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.thekissingboothblog.com

    • It really is as easy as it looks! I definitely recommend giving it a shot! :)

  • Miriam

    03.05.16

    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.

  • Carly rowena

    03.07.16

    you made this look so easy, 100% pinning and recreating in my house, thank you! x

  • Lynn

    03.28.16

    Can’t go wrong with marble! And the combination with gold is magnificent!

  • cLAUDINE

    04.13.16

    sO cool !!! i WANT TO MAKE A HEXAGON SHAPE TABLE LIKE ONES AT RESTORATION hARDWARE, 3 OF THEM TO MAKE ALL SORT OF CONFIGURATIONS.

    • Ashley said:

      haha, love it! thanks claudine!

  • meagan

    04.14.16

    love the table! but I have to ask… where is the adorable flamingo print from?
    Thanks!

  • Loreen

    05.02.16

    Any idea where we might find a bigger slab of marble? I’d like to make the table bigger.

    • Kate said:

      I purchased a 24×16 pastry board from william Sonoma- I am in the process of building my table now!

  • Deborah

    06.03.16

    So beautiful! I’d lovd to know WheRe the flamingo print is from too please.

  • Rita` Gindi

    06.14.16

    Hi, adore this table! Where did you source your marble from?
    Thanks!

  • Michelle Ware

    08.03.16

    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.

    • Ashley said:

      Glad it was helpful, Michelle!

  • Bintang

    08.16.16

    Cool Table…! I hope I can Make DIY project like you.

    • Ashley said:

      Glad you like the DIY! You can do it :)

  • Julia

    03.24.17

    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

    • Ashley said:

      You have to! Send us a photo if you do! xo

  • Anna

    05.27.17

    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! 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!

    • Ashley said:

      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! :)

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