DIY Marble Desk: Temporary Paper
I have recently become a huge fan of marble. I think as such an elegant look, while still being fun. As a college student, I cannot afford nice things. Old mismatched furniture from my landlord is all you will find in my apartment, so I wanted a way to spruce things up. I found this awesome marble temporary paper and was instantly intrigued. I figured that if I could change the look of my things with a simple sticker, that would be pretty amazing.
When I first saw this paper, I definitely had a few reservations about the ease of application though, so here is my step-by-step guide to how to use it!
- Measure your desk, and simply cut along the grid.
- Peel and place. This step is a little difficult because you want to avoid air bubbles. I found the best way to do it to be gradually peeling off the back as I put it down, as seen in the picture.
- Drawers: for the drawers you want to cut out a piece to size and then mark it at the knobs.
- Once you mark the knobs, cut a hole. Once you peel off the backing, you can easily shove the desk knobs through the whole and apply the sticker. I did end up having air bubbles with the drawers though, so I would recommend cutting larger wholes for the knobs to avoid making my mistake!
Overall, I am quite satisfied with my temporary paper purchase. Not only was it easy to apply, but also it looks amazing and has a nice finished feeling. My favorite part about it is that it adds some personality to my room. I think most college apartments and dorms have pretty boring furniture, so temporary paper is a great way to liven a space. I would definitely recommend this product and temporary paper as a whole. I think it would even make a good back splash for a kitchen or bathroom as well!