Creative Ways to Use Gorgeous Stone Remnants

When it comes to buying natural stone for a kitchen or bathroom countertop, you usually will purchase that stone by the slab. If you measured correctly, this means that you will have enough stone to complete your project, and more than likely, you will have some left over. Why let such gorgeous material go to waste?

Marble slab charcuterie board with cheese and nuts

Instead of giving the stone away--or worse, tossing it out--incorporate your remnants into one of these stylish home accessories.

1. Mantelpiece

Adorn the top of your fireplace with a beautiful, natural stone mantelpiece. Even if you don’t have a remnant that’s the whole width of your mantel, don’t worry. If you have enough pieces of stone, they can be cut into uniform sections and placed side-by-side.

2. Accent Table

This is the perfect project for any antique salvager. If you find a console table, coffee table, or side table with a base that you absolutely adore, transform it into a statement piece with a natural stone top. Whether the stone’s texture is subtle or striking, this refurbished item is sure to enhance any room’s style.

3. Charcuterie Board

Let’s face it--nothing looks more gourmet than cheese and fruit presented on a marble slab. You can cut a small-to-medium-sized remnant into a charcuterie board fit for a king.

4. Lamp or Candle Base

Even your smallest remnants don’t need to go to waste. They just might be the perfect size to be sturdy, elegant bases for lamps or candles.

5. Landscape Decor

Why not bring the indoors out, for a change? If your remnant has some “raw” edges, they can add some beautiful texture to a garden. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about polishing the stone. You can let nature take its course and still have a beautiful remnant surrounded by bushes and flowers.

6. “Man Cave” Bar Counter

Natural stone adds an unrivaled sophistication to a bar countertop. Who says a “man cave” can’t be classy? While you’re enjoying drinks, just remind the guys to use...

7. Coasters

Yes! The smallest remnants can be used to protect your brand, new countertops while also matching them. You can also convert slightly bigger remnants into trivets. Granite works particularly well for this purpose, as it is famously heat-resistant.

In need of a remnant piece for your latest project? At Capitol Granite, all remnant pieces are $44 per square foot until December 31, 2019! Visit our Midlothian showroom to view what we have in stock.

1700 Oak Lake Blvd

Midlothian, VA 23112

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