Take it for Granite

We recently revealed our new DIY dining table, complete with a dark green-black marble top.  This isn’t the first (or last) piece of marble or granite in our house.  In fact, we have quite a bit in 1 1/4 inch thick slabs and tiles.  I thought I’d give a pictoral view showcasnig the granite and marble we have in our home.

All three of our bathrooms have granite-topped vanities. 

The main bathroom granite is Giallo San Francisco:

Our master bathroom color is Galaxy Black:

The basement bathroom counters are Verde Maritoka:

Part of my office desktop has Carrera marble, while the other areas have Brazilian Cherry.

Each bathtub has a matching granite sill to rest on.  Both the main and master bathrooms have marble tub surrounds, too.

The master bathroom floor is covered in white marble and absolute black granite checkerboard.  The main bathroom has white marble floors in a brick lay pattern.

We decided to install granite and marble as some of our window sills to protect them from moisture.

The kitchen and dining room sills are Silver Spark:

Our master bathroom has Carrera Marble:

The half wall by our stairway has a brown granite topper:

Our love of marble extends to a few pieces of furniture other than our dining table.  Two small side tables in our guest bedroom have marble tile tops.

This little table had a clear glass top, but it was easily replaced by one 12 inch square tile, left over from our bathroom remodel.

Why limit marble to counter tops when you can have a marble table lamp like this:

Just to recap, we have 4 countertops, 3 tables, 6 window and tub sills, 2 shower surrounds, 1 lamp and we haven’t remodeled our kitchen.

Why do we have so much marble and granite you ask?  We love the timeless look, durability and we can get remnant slabs for a great price.  And, it’s almost easier to work with than wood.

5 thoughts on “Take it for Granite

  1. I’m a sucker for black granite! I’m hoping (praying) our little kitchen counters will be able to use a granite remnant slab, I really want black granite counters – so we’ll see 🙂

  2. This is a really old post, but hope you still read comments! Just stumbled on your blog and am very inspired by all you did with your ranch house. I’m looking to do something with an ugly half-wall entryway and I love the granite top to your stairs! Where did you find a remnant? And how did you install it?

    1. Hi Courtney! We found our granite remnant at a local granite supply. We have a few places in town, but one has a bigger selection of remnants. Ben installed it using silicone caulking, if I remember correctly. Let it set up and then you’re good to go.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Hi there
    I have a very similar lamp, i am trying to find out where it came from & what it’s worth.. seems to be rare. Can you help me? Thanks

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