This is my first “original” DIY project. I’m still a novice in the DIY world so I started with something with a low risk of failure or injury. When they installed the marble countertops in our kitchen I made sure to ask them to save the cutouts for the sink, knowing that I might want to use it for a project some day. This project requires a few things:
- Dremel tool with x saw
- 12 1″x2″x1″ pieces of carrara marble
- gold leaf paint
- paint brush
I had a larger piece of marble to start with which I had a friend cut into pieces with a tile cutter. If you don’t have access to one you might be able to go to a local fabricator. Once you have the pieces, you’ll use the dremel tool to cut a notch through the top of the marble. This will be the slot where you set your place card. Because I don’t have a fancy work table, my dad built me this little jig to keep the marble steady while I made the cut.
That was all just the preparation. Now for the fun part. This is actually my first time working with gold leaf paint. This entire project was inspired by this Lauren Conrad project. Gold and carrara marble goes great together!
Use a paint brush to paint the gold leaf paint on the edges of the card slot. Or you can try some other neat designs. Be creative!
I decided to flick a little bit of the gold leaf paint onto the place card itself to continue the gold theme.
Now I just need to throw a dinner party….