Faux Marble Painted Tables

Faux Marble Painted Tables

This project creates functional yet stylish faux marble coffee tables.

5 col


Pre-cut, pre-primed wood

  • (2) 24” x 17”
  • (2) 24” x 24”
  • (1) 22.5” x 17”

Wood glue
Safety goggles
18-gauge nail gun with 1” nails
(4) Paints Matte finish (Ultra White Paint that serves as base coat, Turkish Coffee, English Tea Party, Eggshell Finish)
(2) Foam rollers
(2) Paint tray
(4) Brushes (2 big, 1 small)
Foam brushes
Large piece of plastic (that can be easily crumpled)
Bird feathers attached to pencils



1. Attach the table by applying wood glue to the sides and nailing together. Put on safety goggles and nail the table together, using the nail gun and 1” nails. Make sure to nail every 4-6 inches in between. Use the clamps to stabilize the wood as you nail. Repeat to make a total of two tables

2. Use your fingers to fill all of the nail holes with wood putty


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1. Pour the Ultra White base coat paint into a tray and use the foam rollers to apply a coat the entire table

2. Pour the accent paints into a tray and mix together. Use the foam brush to create diagonal stripes on the top exterior of the table. This will create veining and will give the table a marble look

3. Use the dry brush and drag it along the diagonal stripes, feathering the strokes off the edge. This helps blend the stripes. Repeat steps 2-3 for the back and the sides of the table

4. Put gloves on, take the large piece of plastic, crinkle it up into a ball, dip it in the white base coat and drop and dab it in the mostly white areas of the table. This helps to further create the faux finish. Apply around the entire table

5. Take the pencil with the feather attached, drag the feather’s tip gently through the accent paints, and move the tip of the feather delicately through the accent paint on the table. The helps to further enhance the veining

6. Allow to dry for 24 hours before using

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