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DIY Faux Marble Coffee Table
I am so happy to be writing up this tutorial today! First of all I am happy to report that I sold my first piece of furniture that I flipped on Chairish. I sold a coffee table that I found at Goodwill for $25 a couple years ago and it was one of my first DIY furniture projects in 2014 and I just sold it for $95.
Chairish takes a small percentage. I ended up walking away with $76. I am happy because gave me a reason to go shopping for furniture.
*Hot tip*If you are a DIY furniture flipper, you should definitely be trying to sell your furniture on either the Chairish App on their website.
I have been so tempted recently by furniture I have been seeing on apps and on Craigslist.
In my house, the way I work it out is that I will flip a furniture piece. If I sell that piece in my home, I will give myself permission to go hunting for more furniture.
I have to impose rules like this one otherwise I would become a hoarder quickly. People on my street love leaving stuff on the curb. So many gems, but with no place to put them I have to let them go.
So since I was in need of a new coffee table (that I could still DIY), I took action!
This past weekend my mother and I went to several thrift and antique stores in my area looking for a deal on an awesome piece.
Unfortunately, I didn't have any success, but it's okay because I ended up finding a better project after all in my budget.

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  • How to make a coffee table. Diy Faux Marble Coffee Table Makeover Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    I found this coffee table for $20 and that is close to what I wanted to spend on a piece to makeover and it wasn't too far away!

    I discovered the Trove App for my iPhone. It is one of those buy and sell locally apps, but the cool thing is that you can also pay for items via paypal and have them shipped to you.

  • How to make a coffee table. Diy Faux Marble Coffee Table Makeover Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    The whole process of applying this contact paper was to measure out how much length I would need for my table. Then I realized that the width of the contact paper was less than my table. This is the kind of stuff that just happens when you are DIY-ing.

  • How to make a coffee table. Diy Faux Marble Coffee Table Makeover Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once I had my pieces cut, I started by lining up one corner with the top and side lines to keep it straight over the woodgrain.
    I ended up having to cut a couple 3" wide pieces to cover the absent area. The good news was that I able to line up the grain so you can not tell when you are looking at it.

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