Thursday, March 13, 2014

Easy DIY Marble Tray

I'm a huge fan of white marble. It's beautiful, clean and elegant with just the perfect amount of swirly imperfection to keep it interesting. It looks great with silver, even better with gold, and can work in any room in your home from the bathroom to the kitchen and even the bedroom or living room.
^ Dreamy marble kitchen 

I've been seeing a lot of really cool marble trays lately that I love, but I couldn't believe how much they cost (sometimes over $200 each)!  So, when I spotted a pretty piece of marble bathroom tile at Home Depot for $3, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to make my own and add a little touch of white marble to our home.

So here's a DIY marble tray that's so simple I don't even know if you can call it a DIY. And also, 5 ways to use it!

Here's what you need:
- A marble floor tile (we found ours at Home Depot)
- 2 drawer pulls or handles of your choice
- Felt sticky pads
- Industrial strength glue

Here's how to make it:
With a ruler, measure the width of your marble slab and make dots with a Sharpie on each side to serve as a guide when you glue the drawer handle down. Then, smother the ends of the drawer handles with glue and press them down firmly onto the dots you have made. Next, take a Q-tip and wipe the excess glue from around the drawer handles. Finally, let dry for at least an hour and then flip over to add the felt pads to the bottom.

And here's some ways to use it!

1. Bathroom Tray
Stick this in your bathroom as a pretty way hold your favorite perfumes & jewelry.
2. Drink Tray
Shots, anyone?
3. Decorative Tray
Add some fun decorative accents and then put on top of your favorite table or dresser.
4. Serving Tray
Perfect for cheese or that rare breakfast in bed treat!
5. Nailpolish Caddy
This is what I decided on, and I know it will come in very handy as we move into summer, when I change up my color almost every week.

How would you use it?

2 comments:

  1. I love this!! I have been looking for a marble tray, so I definitely want to try this!! Hope you are doing well - Love your blog!! - Ellen

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    1. Thanks Ellen, I love your blog too! Hope you and Janie are well. :)

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