Broken marble on top of dresser

by Linda
Help! In my move to a new state, the top of my double dresser crumbled on 1/8 of marble top. I want to keep my dresser. I need some creative low cost ideas on what to do. It does not have to be replaced by marble but does have to look nice as I am using it in my living room. Thanks.
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  • Darla Darla on Apr 30, 2015
    If you have all the pieces, you could fix them with epoxy. Make sure and clamp, tape or weight them down in place, and use wax paper to keep the clamps/weights from sticking.
  • L thornhill L thornhill on Apr 30, 2015
    Can u repair it, fill the cracks, and then paint over it with a beautiful color of epoxy paint--maybe the type used to repair sinks?
  • Kaelynne Aldrich Kaelynne Aldrich on May 01, 2015
    If you can afford professional repair that would be the best. hese folks have the right equipment, and know how to work with these types of problems - and even after you "fix", it maynot look right, and u still end up paying for a professional. In your move, was it a do it yourself, or a moving company? If it was moving compay, y may be able to make clain against them, and they would be responsible for fixing. You may have to get 3-4 estimates for a claim. Contact me, and I can give you more info if you used a moving company.
  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on May 01, 2015
    From your photo, the top appears to be some sort of concrete or stone veneer on a plywood surface-not marble. For a cheap solution, I would glue the pieces back together- you can use gorilla glue or E6000 adhesive - that stuff pretty much sticks anything to anything. Then fill in the cracks with caulk or putty. The surface will not be 100% back to the original, so you will have to decide whether to live with it or fix it. If you love the look of marble, then you could faux paint it to look like marble, adding the streaks and striations to disguise the cracks. Here is a good tutorial on how to do that:
  • TinaLouise TinaLouise on May 01, 2015
    I had this happen to the top of a credenza when I moved, the furniture repair guy told me it was actually paper and it was easily repaired. When I asked about cost, it was actually reasonable although I didn't pay for it, moving company sent him. He said if it was "real marble" we wouldn't have been able to move it easily due to its weight. Good luck! Mine looks great and it's five years later.
  • Jess Jess on May 01, 2015
    I agree with Sue's idea. You could also take the whole marble off to sand down and re-stain. Hope this was helpful:)
  • Angela Wooden Angela Wooden on May 05, 2015
    If repairing the marble isn't important to you, remove the marble put down butcher block or some other thick sturdy wood. If you are crafty you can use mosaic tile or paint a beautiful scene then clear lacquer it.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jun 06, 2015
    Sue's idea to paint it is great. Check out this site too.