DIY Marble Table

January 16, 2017

Remember the DIY Marble Coffee Table project last year?

Well, I can’t stop thinking about how lovely marble is. I always thought butcher block counters were beautiful until I discovered marble. I never ever considered marble. Growing up it was the stuff I couldn’t touch at grandma’s house. So marble has had this ominous aura my whole life until West Elm. God bless West Elm. They updated marble in such a beautiful way and it has inspired me—first the coffee table, which by the way is still beautiful and functional.

Since we’re renting I can’t order marble counter tops (believe me I would if I could!), so I will happily settle with DIYing another table. This time a coffee bar! Craigslist is my friend when I’m looking for a good deal on marble. I waited two weeks for the price to go down on this large piece; then I offered something ridiculous and eventually got the price I wanted to pay. It takes time, but you can get what you’re looking for with patience.

Gold hairpin legs forever.

I think these hairpin legs are from Amazon. Instead of paying more for painted legs, I usually order simple plain hairpin legs and paint them myself. We used Gorilla Glue again and allowed the table to dry for 48 hours before turning it over to stand on the legs. Marble weighs a ton, for real. The added pressure is great for the glue to adhere and dry.

Like our coffee table, this project was so easy! The hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry. I have NO patience when it comes to waiting for projects to dry, especially when I know they’re going to be great and functional. Our apartment is my favorite we’ve lived in, but it is also the smallest! Challenge accepted. I’ve really enjoyed finding creative ways to find more space and this table is the result!

What do you think? Would you DIY a marble table or buy one from West Elm? Either way, you really can’t lose ;)


  • Reply karen owen January 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Wow I love it! It looks great I am so jealous….

  • Reply Claudia January 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I think marble is fantastic too! For its look I would love a marble counter top in our kitchen, but it’s too impractical. I don’t think I would be okay with the stains and etching. One has to be so careful with red wine, lemon juice. That’s why my choice will be quartz that looks similar to marble — when we one day remodel our kitchen. Whenever that will be!

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