Monday, March 15, 2010
So, I filled my husband in on the details – marble, probably too big, would need to cut one side, would look so cute, cheap, please, etc. Since he knows by now that my questions aren’t really questions at all - more of a letting him know what he will be doing when he gets home - he said go for it.
Of course things aren’t always how we remember them. Sometimes they turn out better! I went back to the store and discovered the piece of marble had been the top to an old Eastlake style side table. The table had broken but the top survived. To my delight, it was the perfect size – just a few inches larger than the night stand I wanted to use it on.
I happily made my purchase and discussed with the dealer the best way to clean and polish the marble. He suggested using toothpaste for cleaning and then buffing it with car wax. (I ended up using some polish I already had on hand.).
Here is the night stand before. It is made of oak and painted heirloom white.
Here is the night stand with the marble top.
Unfortunately I can only give you a sneak peak (below) of what the table looks like in my daughter’s room. I just finished a complete bedroom redo and it is currently being considered for a Better Homes and Garden’s photo shoot.
So what do you think? I love how the marble is a little unexpected and adds another texture and pattern to my daughter’s room. The best part – no cutting. Although, I have to say I was kind of looking forward to seeing if my husband could actually cut marble with a circular saw. I guess there is always a next time!
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