(Also featuring our current island seating solution– one too-high stool that used to live on the balcony as a plant stand and a dining room chair with a stack of books. We need stools!)
So we had these pieces of marble with a custom cut that we couldn’t return. In a moment of inspiration, I left the intended cheese plate where it was and retrieved the 30″ piece. One good wash later, and I had a 30″ cheese plate on my hands.
So I picked up a pack of these:
I don’t worry about them marring the countertop at all, and they’re just so damn cute. The bottom of the marble is unpolished, and they feel very firmly stuck, but if needed, I think that a drop of superglue would do the trick.
The soap dispenser was a $3 purchase from the Ikea as-is section, and one of the best design investments you can make for a kitchen, I think. The plastic soap bottles just always look like clutter.
The marble pieces come in various sizes, up to a massive 73″ that I covet for no practical purpose. A little marble shelf would make a great bathroom caddy, a plant holder or a fantastic hostess gift. You could even buy a box of 8″x12″ tiles and have a slew of near-instant holiday presents on your hands! I want to use them everywhere, and at $21 for a 30″ and a 6″ piece, it might be just a little too easy to get carried away.