Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Marble Top Vanity

This marble console sink is set in front of a dormer window with 
pink striped wallpaper and a very cool magnifying mirror.
How elegant and sweet is this?
I am working on my vanity table that is set inside a dormer alcove.
Yesterday hubs and I took the plywood top he made to a local stone 
fabricator and picked out a remnant of Calcutta marble. 
The cost was $25/square foot~thats a pretty good price.
I am beyond thrilled~this will be ready on Friday!
I had him make it with a 1" overhang
 so the skirt will tuck neatly under the marble top.
There will be two holes cut in the back for the crystal lamp cords.
I have a pair of these heavy cut crystal lamps
 I purchased at auction over 20 years ago. 
They have been in a box for years.
Now they are going to sit in the corners of the dressing table, 
and they will sit right over the holes cut in the marble so it will appear cordless.
Calcutta marble is mostly white with grey veins like this image.
I could barely see my remnant stacked in the pile,
 but it appears to be mostly white.
Marble is less busy to me than granite, its softer and lighter.
I just love the look of marble and am excited to have it in my bath.
Here is the picture I showed a few days ago of a marble console.
This is pure heaven!
A little quirky, some vintage and the elegance of marble and crystal.
A pair of iron and crystal baby chandys will soon be installed over my sinks.
I'd like to find a bath caddy like this for my bath tub too.
Its been snowing in Boston~here is my front garden this morning.
Meanwhile, I've been tucked inside working
 on my bathroom and bedroom plans.


  1. Marble too! I love that white marble...would love to have a kitchen with counters of it as foolish as that might be. Your lamps are going to be so pretty sitting on it. Your redo is really coming together.

  2. Oh your vanity is going to be marvelous with the marble. I can't wait to see it. Hugs, Marty

  3. Hi Amy,
    I'm so excited about your bedroom and your sweet vanity corner. The marble is going to looks so luxurious and adding the crystal lamps will add some serious glam.


  4. Bath Caddy!! I've was looking high and low for one as well. I was starting to think they didn't make them because not as many homes have the old claw foot tubs anymore. But during the holiday season while shopping with my sister I stepped foot inside of a Bed Bath and Beyond for the first time ever and they have them!

  5. How beautiful! You were so smart to have the holes cut for your cords. It's going to be so nice!

  6. I am so excited about your vanity! I can't wait to see the marble top with the crystal lamps. And the chandys over the sinks... it's silly, but I kind of feel like I'm waiting for that marble with you! I wish I were right there helping with it all.


  7. The marble will be gorgous in your bathroom. I love Calcuttal marble. It's so elegant. It'll be stunning with your crystal lamps and chandeliers.

  8. Hi Amy!

    Thank you for the comments and becoming a follower. I am so glad you did because your blog is simply gorgeous!!!
    I love love that marble it is my favourite and I hope to have that in a kitchen one day!
    Pamela :)

  9. I am so excited for you..I love the marble and my personal opinion is the same as yours when it comes to granite. Love the picture of the double sinks in that gorgeous bath!!

    You can find the most awesome bath caddy at Victorian Trading I have been looking at it for a long even has a little space for a glass of wine, which I love while lounging in my claw foot after a day on the boat. Check it out...let me know if you have a problem with the address...I have the catalog.


  10. Oh do I have aHUGE soft spot for marble!!!!! Just gorgeous!!!

  11. Oh Amy this is getting better and better every time you share a little bit!! I can't wait to see your new marble *Love!* This is going to be one incredibly beautiful bathroom!! :)

  12. Oh, that is going to be so pretty. Can't wait to see it.

  13. A touch of marble makes all the difference.

  14. I'm enjoying watching your process ... it is really coming along!!! I'm excited you are getting the marble!

  15. Hi Amy,
    I love the sound of your vanity table-look forward to seeing it.
    We also got several inches of snow again but not the wind they predicted.


  16. Oh I think your table is going to look fabulous! I love marble too, in Italy when we were there, there were just tons of it in "stone" yards waiting to be cut.
    I can't wait to see the final results!

  17. That marble is beautiful. What a great idea to add holes for the cords! has the tub caddies under bath accessories. There is an adjustable one to fit various size tubs.

  18. I can't wait to see it all done, the marble will be perfect with the antique lamps!

  19. Hi Amy-
    Can't wait to see your marble top. I, too, like marble better than granite and Calcutta is one of my absolute favorites. Thank you so much for checking out my feature on DD, means the world! Hope you're staying warm in Boston, it looks like Atlanta (LOL)!

  20. Amy, there all soooo! lovely.
    I just love the marble vanity, a perfect piece for the room, and beautiful lighting!

    Thank you for your beautiful visit it truly meant so much to me!
    Adding inspiration and beauty to your weekend.

  21. Oh how fun!! I can't wait to see it all put together! Marble is my new thing to lust over!

  22. Your crystal lamps with glass prisms are to die for. Can't wait to see it all together. It's going to be fabulous.

  23. Oh my gosh! Your winter garden is almost as cool as your vanity tucked into the dormer window! LOVE THAT!

    m ^..^

  24. I really like the way your vanity is turning will be gorgeous with those lamps!


  25. Amy, they were around $30 but if you sign up for their mailing list they send pretty good coupons.I didn't buy one when I was there because as much as I wanted one $30 seems silly for a bit of metal.Waiting on a coupon to come in the mail and I will probably go back and pick one up then.

  26. Hi Amy; I love the look you're going for in your bathroom! I can't wait to see that finished piece that you got for such a great deal! My body is still recovering from all the shoveling this week :( Enjoying your blog though!

    New England Style

  27. Very nice blog! i like it! hello from france!

  28. Amazing work! Please tell me where I can find the tub caddy in the photo. I have been searching everywhere on the web for a caddy just like this with deep shelves and high quality. I love it!

    Thank you!


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