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Marble Lamp DIY

Have you ever purchased something, lived with it awhile, then decide you really don’t love it? Yeah, that happens to me. Probably more than I would like to admit. This recently happened with a spotlight lamp I purchased from Target. I should have known to invest in lighting that cost a little more and was of better quality. I put myself in these situations where I know what I want and I start saving, but I just want to buy something within my budget in the meantime. When I spotted this lamp at Target, the only thing I could think of was the designer version.

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You know how this story goes: I purchased the light fixture, brought it home, didn’t really love it, but decided to make it better. For around $35 and five minutes of my time, it turned out to be a decent little spotlight. Here’s what you need: light fixture, marble base, and E6000 adhesive. I found my marble base on eBay; they’re often old lamp or trophy bases that can be purchased inexpensively.

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It’s as easy as it looks- depending on your marble base, feed the cord through through the slab (I skipped this step because the hole was on the bottom of my slab), line the adhesive onto the marble, center the light and press firmly. Let it sit for 48 hours, resisting any urge to touch it! That’s all- you’re finished! It may not be the spectacular designer version, but for a fraction of the cost, the marble really enhances the aesthetic. It’s a light fixture I’m happy to live with now, and that’s saying something!

Check out five different ways it can be styled on a nightstand or bedside table:

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Which style is your favorite? I think this is certainly a DIY anyone can handle; would you give it a try?

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  • Reply
    Samantha
    June 25, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    What eBay seller did you use?

    • Reply
      Sarah
      June 25, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Samantha! The seller only had 1 marble base; it wasn’t a specialty store or anything. Search for circular marble base and you’ll get some options. They’re usually parts from trophies or lamps. I used 5 1/2″ from edge to edge. Good luck! Thanks for reading.

  • Reply
    Sarah Cauble
    February 12, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Would you mind sharing the source of the nightstand? Love it!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 12, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! The nightstand is vintage, but target makes a similar one.

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