How to Paint a Trolley for Drinks with a Marble Look

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 - Finishing Wax - 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!

Step 2: Sand & Prepare

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

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 the marble effect.

Step 4: Hand-painted Marble Effect

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

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