It all started when I saw “Oh Darling Blog” post the cutest picture on Instagram showcasing a marble tray I had been drooling over for months. I have been wanting a marble tray to decorate my home for a while and wasn’t sure where to find one reasonably priced. They were lucky enough to get an ADORABLE one from Target. Unfortunately, for me, the store was sold out at all locations AND online by the time I decided I NEEDED to have one of these bad boys.
I could have purchased one online but, as you can see, they retail for upwards of $100!! Shhh. Do you hear that? Yup! That is the sound of crickets! Because when I asked myself, “Who do I know that has these type of coins AND that would actually want to spend this much on a marble tray?” that was all I could hear. Crickets. *Blank Stare* So, that meant I had a tough decision to make and it obvious which one I went with. LOL!
…So Our DIY Journey Begins
- Purchase Your Items
I picked up everything I needed at Home Depot. You can get the same things at any local hardware store. I also noticed my nearby Michael’s had some of the supplies as well. C’mon ladies. Don’t try to make me feel like I’m the only person who frequents Michaels too much!! Anywho, here’s what I bought to make my marble tray.
- 1- 12″x12″ marble slab
- 2- drawer pulls
- 4- risers, felt pads or pipe caps
- 1- can of spray paint (optional)
- 1- tube of E600 glue OR
- 1- tube of epoxy adhesive
- 1- permanent marker or whatever to park your spots
2. Measure Where You want the Legs
Then, I used my measuring tape to mark the center of the tile. After that, I placed the drawer pulls in the middle and measured them out to about 4 inches on each side. Once I felt like they were even, I tilted each handle onto its side and marked where the legs were. It’s ok to improvise on this step. I couldn’t find my marker so I resorted to an old ELF liner to get the job done!
3. Paint the Handles
This step is optional. My drawer Pulls came in silver and I wanted them to be gold. So I picked a well-ventilated spot in the kitchen and set them up on both legs. Be sure to BE CAREFUL so you don’t knock the handles over on either side. I did three coats and let the paint dry for about 20 minutes between each one…Did I mention BE CAREFUL? If you knock them over you may wind up needing to do additional coats to mask the foolery you just cooked up.
Ahh…Keep Going. You’re Almost Done!
4. Attach Bumpers to the Tile
I decided to use the clear risers because the copper ones were not the color I wanted. I could have painted them to match, but they only had the shorter ones I preferred online. Since I need instant gratification most of the time, I got what they had available in-store instead of waiting to have something delivered.
5. Glue Handles+Let Dry+ ENJOY!
Once the paint has dried on the drawer pulls, you’re more than halfway done! Go ahead and use your adhesive to glue those babies down onto your marble tray. Then use a cotton swab to wipe away any excess glue that escaped from the bottom of the handles. Lastly, let it dry in a cool area overnight or for at least 8-12 hours. VIOLA! There you have it…
..your very own Marble Tray WITH cute handles!
All in all, I loved doing this project. It took about a day to make considering all the drying times. Maybe later, I will go back in and add some gold trim to this one. I like how you can customize the marble tray to YOUR liking by changing shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. They are fairly inexpensive to put together and also make the cutes gifts!
Let me know if you have tried this or plan on trying it out. I love to see how it turned out!
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