A few months ago Malissa was on a bit of a marble contact paper kick. She came up with a bunch of awesome projects using the stuff (I think my favorite was this lamp) and now I think it’s my turn haha!
Last week, I bought my first roll (actually I bought five) and did my kitchen backsplash with it! I love how it turned out and I was excited to have some bits left over. I’ll be sharing that backsplash project sometime in the next month, when the kitchen feels totally done and ready, but in the meantime you might see a few of these faux marble projects creeping their way into the blog.
Seriously, that paper is just too good. Here’s the exact kind I bought and I’ve been really happy with the quality. Its very sticky but is also easily repositioned and retains that stickiness. I feel like walls are one of the hardest surfaces for things to stick to and yet its holding up great on mine so far. And sometimes wood can be tricky too, especially with varying widths like these spoons, but it went on great and I think will hold up nicely as well! If you want to follow this super easy DIY, just click “read more” below!
- bamboo kitchen utensils //
- Marble contact paper //
- Assorted paints //
- Paintbrushes //
- Painters tape //
- Kitchen utensils like these can be found pretty much wherever kitchen stuff is sold.
- Use a small amount of painter’s tape and wrap it around your handle where you don’t want the paint to go below, I chose about 1.5″ above the spoon part.
- Paint in your chosen colors. I gave each of mine two coats and three for the white. Mine are light coral, mint, gray and white.
- Remove tape and cute a piece of marble contact paper as long as you’d like (mine are about 5.5″ and wide enough to wrap around the handle but not overlap too much, you want it it meet in the back and not show up front.
- Wrap marble paper around each handle, pulling tightly around the edges as you go so it looks solid and part of the handle. Reposition if necessary.
Now be aware that these utensils are no longer dishwasher safe. I’m actually not even sure if they were before, I didn’t read the label, but they are definitely not now. For me that was totally ok because I really just wanted them as decor. But, even if I were using them I think they would hand wash ok as long as you were careful and didn’t leave them to soak or anything and mainly tried to keep the water to the spoon part. Even if you lost the contact paper, you could just replace it (so save leftovers!) really easily. I mean, that part of this project literally took five minutes so it’s not much of a loss.
All in all this was a quick way to add some life and glam to ordinary, cheap kitchen utensils and I love how they turned out! I am a little worried I might try to go overboard with the marble in my kitchen, LOL, but I’ll try to keep it to the down-low, after all, it is all over my walls already!
And here’s a little sneak peak of my new kitchen! It got new counters, new cabinet colors and hardware, new flooring, new backsplash and a fresh coat of paint! All of it DIY! Stay tuned through the month of July to see the tutorials for all of that and lots of pictures!