DIY Marble Lamp Base

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Lighting your home with a personal touch is rewarding and stylish, especially with this DIY marble lamp project. It’s a fantastic and affordable way to introduce elegance into any room. Using marble bathroom tiles and a simple lamp kit, you can create not just one but two beautiful marble light fixtures for under $100. Let’s delve into the steps to craft your DIY marble lamp base.

Originally Published August 2017, Updated January 2024

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

A white marble lamp on a table made using this diy marble lamp base tutorial
A white lamp on a table with flowers

Materials Needed for Your DIY Marble Lamp

pieces to make a diy marble lamp base

Steps to Create Your DIY Marble Lamp Base

  1. Cutting the Marble
  • Measure and cut 4 pieces of each of the following from the marble
    • 3 1/2″ x 12″
    • 4 1/4″ x 12″
    • 3″ x 3″
  • Sand down the edges for a smooth finish.
diy steps with marble pieces for the lamp base construction
  1. Drilling Holes
  • Drill a hole in the center of two 3″ x 3″ squares for lamp wiring.
  • Drill another hole near the bottom of two 4 1/4″ x 12″ pieces for the wiring exit.
  1. Assembling the DIY Marble Lamp Base
  • Glue the top 3″ x 3″ piece and two 3 1/2″ x 12″ side pieces to the back 4 1/4″ x 12″ piece.
  • Ensure neat application of glue as it dries yellow.
putting together the lamp pieces
  1. Setting Up the Light
wiring to create the lamp
  • After the glue dries, run the wires through the marble lamp base following the lamp kit instructions.
  • Polish the brass pipe with Brasso and feed the wire through it.
  • Attach the gold cap from the kit over the pipe for a clean look.
close up of the brass lamp
  1. Final Assembly
  • Secure the bottom rod to the marble lamp base.
  • Attach the bottom and front marble pieces.
  • Use caulk to seal any gaps for a smooth finish.
construction of the marble light
  1. The Reveal
  • Now you have your finished marble lamps, you cant get to the fun part of styling!
finished marble lamp base diy on a whtie nightstand

Looking for more DIY lighting projects? Check out my designer-inspired chandelier project here.

Bonus DIY Project: Marble Tray from Leftover Tile

photo of cat sniffing pink carnations in a vase on a marble tray

Materials: Leftover marble tile


  • Square base: 8 3/4″ x 8 3/4″
  • 4 Strips: 1″ x 8 3/4″

Instructions: Cut a square base and four strips and glue them together for a stylish marble tray.

marble tray with dior glasses and box, with pearl earrings

Crafting a DIY marble lamp or a marble light fixture is not just a cost-effective project; it’s a creative journey that leads to a unique and personal addition to your home décor. With these straightforward steps, you can transform simple materials into a stunning and functional work of art. Enjoy your DIY adventure!

marble light  on a nightstand with pink carnations in a vase

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