This simple but imaginative addition to an existing table
is what sweet dreams are made of.
I spotted a piece of marble in an antiques store a few days ago and could not stop thinking about it. I have always loved marble – floors, countertops, lamps, marble topped dressers and tables. Last night while I was supposed to be sleeping I had an idea – use the marble for a top to my daughter’s night stand!
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, without and with the new top.
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.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.