Easy and Inexpensive “Faux Marble” Countertop

I’ve raved about my “faux marble” counters for probably over a year now, and I’m still just as obsessed. I get questions ALL the time about it, so I figured I may as well break out my camera new phone (which I’m obsessed with) and do a little post about them.

I haven’t put contact paper on every surface since my kitchen is fairly large for an apartment, but I do have it on the island and my little desk nook. Not only is it super durable, but it’s pretty much the perfect backdrop for Instagram photos. I tried so many different types of contact paper, but this adhesive vinyl is the one that I use*. It’s not porous at all since it’s vinyl, and it lasts forever.

Here you can see some wear and tear on the edge (left) and the seam between strips (right).

Seriously, I was going to put a new layer on my island for these photos, but the first set has lasted I don’t even know how many months with very little staining or scratching that I just kept it as-is. Not only that, but it’s super easy to put on. If you make a mistake, just peel it off and try again with the same piece. Air bubbles can be fixed with a needle – just poke a hole in the top and smooth it out. 

Honestly, this is one of the easiest and prettiest rental upgrades I’ve done so far, and I highly recommend you try it if your kitchen or other countertops are in need of a little freshening up!

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    1. What is the brand name of the vinyl contact paper and where can it be purchased.

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