When I was working on the Cabbagetown Project, I was left with a lot of extra material from the kitchen countertops, and decided to get a little creative and DIY myself some style that’s worth the extra effort. If you want to really get the bang out of your buck, then keep on reading as I give you some ideas on how to transform extra material into your next centerpiece, including what I did with my extra countertop!
As Bob Ross says, “we don’t mistakes, just happy accidents.”
Here are some fun ways you can reuse extra countertop!
Use a slab for a matching cutting board
You can never have too many cutting boards, but having one that matches the countertop is a wonderfully subtle statement! It’s a talking point AND you get to scratch up your marble impermanently!
DIY some tables for somewhere else in your home
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know how much I like to carry styles from one room to the other. Tie your home together by using the extra countertop to create more counter space in other spaces, like the living room or master bedroom!
Oh, don’t need a side table? Tie spaces together by using it to make a stunning COFFEE TABLE! Marble coffee tables aren’t just for movies and show spaces in high end furniture shops. Bring high fashion home just by using that extra fat slab of marble. If you don’t have quite enough for that, cut it up into squares to put under your coffee so that you don’t spoil your existing coffee table.
Incorporate it into your back splash
This is what I did with the Cabbagetown Project to further that sleek, modern feel in this old Victorian home. It creates a uniformity that can’t be replicated anyway else, and it’s definitely a new age design that adds subtlety to your backdrop.
There are so many ways to innovate and reuse old materials instead of just throwing it away with your money. It just takes some Bob Ross level creativity.
Tell me all about your DIY success stories! I love to learn more about how I can reuse materials and innovate new designs, and you guys are my inspiration!
Until next time!
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