Sunday, July 10, 2011

More Marble – Kitchen Corner Redo Completed!




As far back as I can remember, I have always been smitten with marble. I love its classic look and am particularly fond of pieces which are white with grey veining. Since redoing countertops in my house is out of the question, I have slowly added marble to my decor in a few simpler and smaller ways.

For example, not too long ago I purchased the quirky marble top table (shown below) for my den.


I updated an inexpensive table in my daughter’s bedroom by pairing it with a cast-off marble top I found at a local antique store.


When we finished our basement bathroom, we choose hexagon shaped marble tiles for the floor.

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths / Photographer - Bryan McCay
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

My latest marble addition comes in the form of a custom cut slab for the vintage grain bin in my kitchen eating area.

After the mirror received a chalk paint makeover, I decided to finish the redesign of this little corner by topping the grain bin with marble.


I had a local granite dealer cut a piece of Carrera marble slightly larger than the size of the cabinet top. It was finished on three sides with a simple edge and then placed directly on the cabinet – no glue required. Although I would not consider this an inexpensive project, I was able to save money by waiting for a remnant (left over piece) to become available and by transporting the marble myself.

Below is how this area looked before.


This is how it looks today.


I have to say I love it! The marble lightens up the space, adds a new texture to the kitchen and tones down all the wood in this area.

So is this the end of the marble in my house? Probably not as I can’t see my love of marble ending any time soon!

21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, your marble top is exquisite. It totally transforms the grain bin and your other pieces are fabulous too. Such a great idea. I love it. Beautiful scale also. Hugs, Marty

Katie said...

I love how the marble lightens the space and adds another layer of texture.

Christina said...

Oh I love it!
It really does brighten it up!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Stacy! I love all your marble accents. This was the perfect addition to your grain bin. Love the way the mirror turned out as well!

Pine Tree Home said...

Like an old soda fountain or general store. I just love it.

Dear Lillie said...

Wow the marble looks gorgeous!

Janie said...

That grain bin is to die for! Even better wth the marble top.

Janie
Romantic Domestic

SavannahGranny said...

Love your marble. It does indeed lighten the area. Kudos, Ginger

Paula said...

Adding a marble top to your grain bin is an idea that I never would have thought of but I sure do love the end result. Not only is the marble beautiful against the grain of the wood, but it looks like it gives you a bit more space for display which is always a nice thing.

I like all of the marble that you've added to your home. I have two marble topped tables that came from my grandmother that I treasure.

lisaroyhandbags said...

I adore marble! I was lucky enough to redo our island with a marble top and it was my favourite part of the entire kitchen. I scored a couple of marble side tables at an auction once for $40 each that I used in my bedroom. It just never goes out of style and makes even the most basic piece look so chic. You have some lovely pieces :)

SHERRY HART said...

I'm with you...I would love to change my countertops to marble, but that is not going to happen! Love what you did with the marble and it lightened it up so much!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great idea to bring marble into your home, Stacy! I think this is a great spot for it, too. It does look good on top of the wood grain bin.

rtalberts said...

Oh, I love it. What wonderful ideas to add marble to your home!

Morgan said...

That is beautiful! It brightens up the whole corner and makes it look so cozy.

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I love the marble top. While it's so current, marble is also so vintage, which is why it appeals to me -- it can cross any line. Funny, what I find most pleasing about the "after" shot is how the strong linear lines of the window treatment, mirror, and grain bin all work together. It popped right out at me. I do love this addition, it works so beautifully.

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Stacy!
That is beautiful! The marble made a huge difference in that piece. BTW, I love that grain bin! How charming?!
That little corner of your kitchen is so delightful!
:)
Traci

Elizabeth said...

This looks fabulous. I love how you just make updates gradually.

Pamela said...

That looks fabulous Stacey! Love the marble!

Stephanie said...

Marble to me is classic, it is like adding jewelry to an outfit, just makes it pop. I love the transformation on the table you did by adding the marble. It really just changed the whole feel of piece. Good eye!

Becolorful said...

Marble table? Great. Kitchen Corner Redo? Fabulous.
:Your den? To die for, but it is those red Thomas Paul pillows that I covet. Can I ask where you found them. They are EXACTLY what I am looking for. I saw them here last week and I thought how great they would be in my family room. I thought I would look for them later when I had time but guess what? I can't find them. I'm hoping you can direct me.
Thanks so much
Pam @ BeColorful

Adrienne said...

What a difference a 'small' piece of marble makes! I love the way your pieces look and wondering where I can add a bit of marble.
~Adrienne~

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