Bentwood and Marble

Three years ago I stumbled on a cute little bent wood stool with a cane top.  It was a mere eight dollars and cute as can be.  Sadly, the cane top was already broken, a slight tear along the edge.  Regardless, I set it by the claw foot tub in the master bath, to hold towels and such.

Master Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub

Several months ago, someone, I don’t know who, stepped or sat on the top and further damaged it.



On another thrift shop stop, I spotted a white marble serving tray, priced at three bucks.  Not having an exact use, I still bought it, knowing I’d find a use for it somewhere/sometime.


It sat in the cabinet for a few weeks.  As I was cleaning the bathroom, I moved the stool, and a lightbulb went off.  Would the marble fit on the stool?  I dug it out, flipped the stool to a side, and set the marble on.  Wouldn’t you know it, the marble was a perfect match!


Knowing the shoe (marble) fit, I cut off the broken cane.  After pulling the outer cane strip off, I set the marble back on.


It’s the perfect pairing, adding a solid surface to set a plant and candle, or stack of towels on.


Not exactly a DIY, more a matter of luck, but it made a huge difference.  In fact, we did something similar to update our living room end tables.


Further proof that white marble can cure nearly home related problem.  Moral of the story?  Buy all the affordable white marble when you see it.  Even if they’re cute, relatively useless small stemmed glasses.


Just trust me on this one, you’ll find a use for it.

4 thoughts on “Bentwood and Marble

  1. Also, buy all the affordable bentwood when you see it! The marble looks so good with the dark bentwood! If you ever decide to freshen up the finish, try Howard’s Restore-a-Finish. It’s good stuff.

    1. Hi Peggy!

      Yep, buy all the bentwood, too! It’s never going to hurt. I’m pretty sure I have some stashed away in the basement somewhere. I’ll have to give it a try.


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