Looking Luxe: Copper + Marble DIYs That Look Expensive But Won't Break the Bank

Looking Luxe: Copper + Marble DIYs That Look Expensive But Won't Break the Bank

Katie Holdefehr
Jul 11, 2016
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It's not too late to jump on the copper and marble trend—especially if you give the look a fresh spin (and make it way more affordable) by DIY-ing it. Add a touch of luxe to notebooks, planters, and more with easy-to-source supplies from the craft store or hardware store. The wonders of marble contact paper and a hit of copper spray paint never cease to amaze . . .

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The Lovely Drawer classed up plain notebooks with marble contact paper and self-adhesive copper vinyl. If you plan to embellish a whole bunch, you may want to invest in some copper tape that makes adding a metallic spine a cinch.

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No one will ever guess that you found all of the supplies for this sophisticated-looking coffee table at the hardware store. The copper base is constructed from inexpensive pipes, while a marble tile serves as a tabletop. Follow the step-by-step guide on HomeMade Modern.

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These brilliantly simple shelves from The Merrythought cost less than two bucks a pop to put together and call for just two supplies: a copper plated tubing hook and a small piece of marble (plus some glue).

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The faux-marble base of these easy-to-make candle holders from The Felted Fox is actually black and white oven-bake clay swirled together.

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A marble tile from the hardware store transforms into a serving tray when you add metal drawer pulls. Check out other ways to use this tray and see how-to images on Almost Makes Perfect.

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Beautiful things happen when painter's tape and copper spray paint get together. Claireabelle Makes combined the two to add some shine to ordinary ceramic tiles, but this would look equally gorgeous on marble tiles, too.

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Copper contact paper makes basic IKEA salt and pepper shakers incredibly chic, from Brit + Co.

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Show them who's boss with the most polished desk in the office. Fashion Lush created these luxe desk organizers with, you guessed it, marble contact paper and copper spray paint.

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A copper and marble plant throne—because your houseplants deserve a classy home, too. This stand was designed by A Bubbly Life.

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These faux marble planters are every bit as elegant as the real thing. See how to fake the look on Fall for DIY.

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