VIDEO: DIY Marble Tray

We’re not gonna lie. We’ve seen about a dozen amazing DIY marble trays out there in the blogosphere and we’re guessing you have too. Because let’s be real, who doesn’t want an inexpensive way to add this luxe material into their home?
IMG_0188After reading many different tutorials for this DIY, we came up with our own version that fits our style (& budget). I think it cost us around $15 in supplies for each tray! You certainly can’t buy one in the store for that price.

Obviously the big supply for this project is the marble itself. We thought it would be fairly easy to find an extra slab of marble at our local hardware store, but we had no luck. So instead, we headed to a flooring store in our hometown. We swooned when we say a marble sample on display and we immediately asked to buy it. Sadly, the store wasn’t willing to part with their display piece.  But lucky for us, the sales lady was able to order 2 new sample pieces for us at $7 a pop. She did think we were a little crazy (what are these 2 girls going to do with these random pieces of marble?), but a week later our samples were in and we were ready to begin our project. Just goes to show that sometimes it doesn’t hurt to ask (with a smile on your face, of course!) IMG_0174The silver tray handles were leftover from this mini dresser refresh. Remember how I (Casey) originally ordered the wrong size for my dresser? Well, I was finally able to put my too large handles to good use for this project! We love how sleek these ones look, but brass or shiny gold would look fantastic too!IMG_0169We shared the full tutorial on a recent episode of the WGN-TV show, Weekend Workbench. Check out the video for the step-by-step, or watch if you just want to see our goofy mugs on-camera!

IMG_0155-001We styled the tray in the kitchen for the TV segment, but we’ve since moved our trays around both of our homes. This DIY marble tray makes for some seriously gorgeous decor, so we decided to style it in a few other ways too…3 other ways to be exact.

So on Thursday head on back to the blog to see this DIY marble tray…4 ways. Who knew marble could be so versatile?

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  • Nikki Simmerson

    Very cool idea! I love that you were able to find a use for those gorgeous handles!

    • Me too Nikki! The handles were taunting me and my terrible measurement skills everytime I saw them! Now I’m so happy I put them to good use.

  • Trang

    I found some marble 12 x 12 tiles for $2.59/ea at Lowe’s yesterday. Must do this project now. However, the Lowe’s gentleman I asked didn’t know what or if there was an actual ‘stone adhesive’. What brand did you gals use?