Sunday, September 11, 2011

Marble Tops

I shared a granite top piece recently. Today, it's marble.


I have two.



This is where I started.



These tables have lots of layers on them. I started with a grey primer. Followed by a mix of gesso, and spackling paste (tutorial coming).  This mix gave it a lot of texture. I then gave it a coat of a white gesso/paint mix, and finished with a wash of watered down soft grey.


The marble was cracked.



I used a high performance glue, which expands and creates a very tight bond.



I removed the excess, and sanded it smooth. I bonded the marble inside the openings as well.





Up next.






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32 comments:

  1. I love this, I would never have thought to glue marble! Can't wit for your next project!

    Carol

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  2. What a stunning transformation! I'm in awe of what you've done with the tables.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and the suggestion for my bowls. I'm also your newest follower.

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  3. Stunning table, Rosemary! That's quite a bonding agent you have!

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  4. these little demi lune tables are so sweet...love the finish and what amazing work to repair the crack in the marble..looks wonderful..
    best,
    maureen

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  5. Rosemary you are the Furniture Whisperer...love everything you do!
    Debbie

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  6. I didn't know you could glue marble. Wow, you are amazing! Beautiful pieces!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. Beautiful! Amazing how you transformed the marble. Such lovely tables since receiving the Villabarnes magic touch!

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  8. You find the coolest tables and make them just wonderful! Love them.

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  9. They look great, Rosemary! I just did a piece that has a marble top, too, and I really wanted to work with it. It's in great shape and I am glad I was able to find a paint color I liked that goes with the marble.

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  10. Hi Rosemary,

    You have done a beautiful job on those tables. I love the finish and what an expert you are on how to bond marble! Was the marble on the tables already cracked when you purchased them? I never knew you could repair marble. I love marble especially the grey and white veined.

    Kris

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  11. You sure find the greatest pieces eva! What do you have up your sleeve next? Something good I am certain of that!

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  12. Beautiful paint finish on these marble top tables!

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  13. THE TABLES ARE ADORABLE. WHAT A GREAT IDEA TO USE THE GLUE TO FILL THE CRACK. IT WORKED OUT WONDERFUL..

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  14. Oh, I love marble even more than granite and this is a very pretty colour. I would not have known you could glue OR sand marble. Another teaching moment.

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  15. What a wonderful transformation, their beautiful.
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  16. Rosemary, you did a beautiful job! You are so talented!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  17. Fantastic projects! Can't wait to see the next one. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  18. What you did to that marble top, makes you a wizard. WOW! I wouldn't of believed if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.
    Lisa

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  19. So pretty. I love anything with a marble top.

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  20. I am totally impressed with your gluing! I have the worst time with glue. Table looks fab!

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  21. Como é de se esperar, seus trabalhos são todos lindos, perfeitos, uma verdadeira obra de arte. Boa semana pra vc

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  22. Love them RTM! (Rosemary the machine) *winks* Vanna

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  23. Girl, you do the greatest paint jobs. Wish I was as good. I have a few pieces here to paint and I can't seem to start. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  24. WOW!!! Great job on the tables and what you did with the broken marble is nothing short of amazing. I know what glue your picture looks like, but would love to know the brand (if you can say). Thank you for sharing all your wonderful techniques.
    Emily

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  25. that gray color on the tables is just perfect! i know i say it al the time, but you have such the knack for finding glamorous french pieces!

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  26. Your transformations are ALWAYS first class, Rosemary! I'm impressed that you could fix the marble, as well. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week. I love seeing your pretty projects.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  27. You have so many lovely transformations, Rosemary! This one is splendid!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are and asset to the party's success and I appreciate you!

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  28. You are a very talented lady. I just love seeing all your work. You are an inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  29. So beautiful Rosemary! They are two stunning beauties now. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday, we will be featuring your table this week. :)

    Heather

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  30. Beautiful! Amazing how you transformed the marble. Such lovely tables since receiving the Villabarnes magic touch!

    marble top dining table

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