"I'd been dreaming of redoing our kitchen with white marble counters for many years. However, the expense put them out of my reach until a miraculous event occurred. My children's school sent home a letter saying they were going to remodel the building's bathrooms. In those bathrooms were stall walls made of 4-by-4-foot slabs of white marble imported from Italy in the 1940s.
"I had marveled at them for almost a decade every time I visited the school. I instantly contacted the person in charge to find out what the school planned to do with the marble. To my surprise, nobody wanted it, so I hired a pro to cut and install the slabs in my kitchen. I now have the countertops I dreamed of, and they have great sentimental value as well!"