Thursday, April 4, 2013

{current obsession: marble coffee tables}


 
Lately I'm being particularly drawn to images of living rooms with marble coffee tables. I adore the look of marble, the way it brightens a space, and in our current home it isn't gonna happen in our kitchen or bathrooms! So I'm thinking about adding a small dose through a table:

 
 
 
 
 
Now please correct me if I'm wrong, but with a bit of research I'm seeming to find that there aren't a ton of options out there! Here are a few beautiful ones I came across:
 
 
The catch is I don't have a huge budget for a new table, and honestly our current table is a great size, shape & in good condition. That CB2 table above (#2) for $329 is a steal, BUT the dimensions are all wrong for our room and our needs, it's pretty low and small. So my wheels are turning, should I add a piece of marble to my existing table? It would be something like this:
 
 
What do you think? I'm going to get a quote on a piece of marble and see if it's worth it. It would probably be a more economic option than a whole new table. Any experiences with adding marble to an existing piece? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
 

13 comments:

Donna Benedetto said...

I am so with you on this...the marble just gives any table space a light, fresh and clean feeling! I am participating in a showhouse and am using a marble topped table.
Donna
thebeneblog.com

Dana Frieling said...

I love this look too. Wonder if you could score a remnant and make it even more cost effective?

Mrs. DeVore said...

beautiful images, I love the look of marble too!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

oh yes! I love a marble coffee table as well!! Beautiful! I think adding the marble to yours would work!! Let us know what you decide on.

Preciously Me said...

I love marble coffee table! And the number 4 is definitely my fave!!!
Unfortunately a bit pricey ... But it's so beautiful!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I can't believe CB2's table-it is amazing for the price!

Gail said...

I think it would look great to add a marble top to your existing coffee table. Finding a remnant could be a smart thing to do. Combining the wood and the marble will be a great look! Good luck!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Sweet Nancy, "two things"...

(1) When we were newlyweds (45 years ago!!! Eeeegads, BUT, I was just THREE then! Ha!), Jim's Grandmother gave us a MARBLE-TOPPED coffee table and two matching end tables... I was reeeally young & thought it was for "old people", so I GAVE IT to a friend. I now know it was CARERRA MARBLE and I could SHOOT myself..... then again, "Who'dathunk?" wayback then?!?!?!.... Yes, I have found myself CRINGING whenever I THINK about it!!! ("One of life's lessons", eh?)... ARGH!!!

(2) I've HEARD that one can purchase "leftover" marble/s, for astoundingly LOW PRICES... Of course, the SIZES available may or may not suit your specific needs, BUUUUT, altho one can't make it BIGGER, one CAN make it SMALLER!!! (Insert smile here)...

Wishing you SOOOO MUCH GOOD LUCK!!!

Hugs,
Linda in AZ
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Rebecca and Lori said...

I think adding a piece is a great idea. I love that first room... stunning! And the first coffee table (the $1800 one) is my favorite. Can't wait to see what you decide on!
~Lori

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Jessica said...

Yes yes yes!! They are all beautiful tables but if you can get a cheaper alternative marble top for your already nice table, then go for it!! great post!

karoline said...

I love the idea of adding marble to your current table and it does give a space such a regal feeling! I can't wait to see how your table turns out! Are you going to have the marble edge flush to the wood edge or have a larger top so that you don't really see the wood top just the base? This was a great post. I really enjoy your blog! Good luck with the table; I'm looking forward to seeing it when your finished!

-karoline
www.halfandhalfdesigns.com

Damaris Manis said...

wow you are a creative person, with steps made of marble coffe table that easily I could make my own Marble Coffee Table.

Thank you;)

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