Creating a Drinks Trolley with a Marble Effect

The drinks trolley has made a big comeback and adds a sophisticated and luxurious statement to any living room, lounge, or dining room.

Materials Needed – Marble Effect Drinks Trolley

– Trolley – Sandpaper – Base Paint – Paint Brushes – Feather – Water Spray – Natural Sponge – Varnish – Toothbrush

Step 1: Source your ‘Trolley’

If you find a suitable piece but it doesn’t have wheels you can easily add them so don’t be put off!

When I brought my secondhand trolley home I gave it a quick sanding over paying particular attention to the flat tray surfaces as this needed to be shiny like marble. 

Step 2: Sand & Prepare

Step 3: Paint your Base Colour

After making sure it was clear of dust and as smooth as possible, I painted three layers of Rustoleum chalk paint in ‘Chalk White’.

Once I was happy with the white finish all over I started to hand-paint on the marble effect.

Step 4:  Hand-painted Marble Effect

Before you start, look for an image online of a white and gray carrara marble that you like that you could use as inspiration.