FINISHING TOUCHES | A marble Beauty tray for £12



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFaux marble is everywhere at the moment and it’s a great way to add an on-trend update to any tired home furniture whilst also adding a little luxe edge to your interior. After trying my hand at a little DIY faux marble myself it I realised that it wasn’t necessarily just the marble effect that I like. It’s how strong it is, its cold, heavy and substantial.

On one of my recent homeware expeditions I found myself in the kitchen department of Dunelm Mill, don’t ask me why, I have absolutely no idea what anything does, but sometimes I just do it for comedy value. But regardless I was there and I stumbled across this solid marble chopping board for £12, the perfect centre piece for my Office come beauty room. Which actually, once you have taken the cost of the sticky back plastic and the canvas board into consideration, worked out to be cheaper than the DIY option.

But what I love about this simplistic cooking essential is it can be used anywhere, a dressing table, a desk, as a tray or even as a notice board and it just looks so clean, effortless and luxurious. And maybe I should mention it also comes in a Heart shape for £6.


  1. Corinne 13th January 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Such a simple, clean, but luxe look. Love marble and white for displaying beauty collections.

  2. Melissa Benhoff 13th January 2016 / 6:17 pm

    What a fantastic idea! I love love love marble. Plus, I really dig how you used the old candle holder as a brush holder… I’m using a toothbrush holder right now and it’s just not as chic!

    Xo Melissa

  3. Cat L. 14th January 2016 / 2:51 am

    Love love anything white marble! It adds timeless elegance to any space and you’re right, it’s an easy update to any older furniture piece!

  4. tila 15th January 2016 / 10:18 am

    I love this!

  5. Esnath Moyo 15th January 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I have just ordered that tray, thank you for sharing such a beautiful post.x

  6. Robyn Taylor 16th January 2016 / 11:08 am

    I’ve found so many yummy bits in Dunelm this year in the sales! Marble is so fab I need to get my hands on more!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  7. Louise 20th January 2016 / 8:44 pm

    I think I will be heading straight for Dunelm tomorrow! x
    Louise |

  8. Christie 3rd August 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Love this idea! Thank you Lydia!

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