Marble Mania

Marble ikea malm dressing table DIY idea
I’ve recently developed an unhealthy obsession with all things marble.  I could spend hours searching through Pinterest looking at anything from marble counters to bathtubs to Macbook covers…I don’t even have a Macbook!  I needed to inject some much needed marble into my life so I vamped up my Ikea ‘Malm’ dressing table with some marble effect sticky back plastic (bought off Amazon here).  It’s incredibly easy to do and took me no more than 15 mins to cut the section to size and stick it on.  I hope you’ll agree that the effect is great and certainly makes a boring ‘Malm’ look a tad more expensive and luxurious.  But the marbling didn’t stop there, I used the off-cut to then marble the top of my chest of drawers (also Ikea)…y’know, just so everything matched 😉


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  1. Claire
    13th January 2015 / 9:15 am

    thanks for the idea! excuse me while I go marble my entire flat LOLZ!

    • 13th January 2015 / 5:38 pm

      You are excused 😉 Marble like your life depends on it hehe x

  2. sonja
    13th January 2015 / 9:24 am


  3. vanessa
    13th January 2015 / 10:32 am

    I love marble too, I have a marble cover for my iphone!

    • 13th January 2015 / 5:39 pm

      I really wanted one of those but they don’t do them for my type of phone 🙁

  4. Julie S
    13th January 2015 / 11:05 am

    lovely bathroom in the bottom pic. I wonder if it works on walls?

    • 13th January 2015 / 5:40 pm

      It is a gorgeous bathroom. I’m not sure, I’m sure someone out there must have tried it! Alternatively there are some great ‘how to paint a marble effect’ pins on Pinterest which would defo work on a wall…just might take a while :/

  5. Bea
    13th January 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Love this idea Emma! Might give it a try on my bedside tables 🙂 x

    • 13th January 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Great!! It’s so easy to do 🙂 x

  6. Kirsgy
    18th June 2015 / 9:37 am

    Does it peel off okay? I’m living in a rental and would love to do it but don’t want to risk losing my deposit!

    • 19th June 2015 / 6:40 am

      Yes it peels off fine, it would be a great idea for a rental!

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