You Have to See How 2 DIYers Turned Stone Scraps into Luxe Furniture (It Looks so Expensive!)

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Credit: Natalie Goff

If you’re working on a kitchen renovation or a bathroom renovation, replacing your countertops might be on the list of to-dos. But don’t be so fast to get rid of the old ones! Before you put the old slab in the dumpster or donate it to a scrap yard, check out these DIYs that make incredibly chic side tables with small pieces of stone. 

These side table projects are the perfect lesson in using scraps, whether that’s an old dark stone countertop you’re swapping for something lighter and brighter, excess stone that’s left over from your new installation, or pieces you’re able to score for a steal from a fabricator, home center, or salvage yard.

Give broken countertop pieces a new life.

In their bathroom makeover, DIYers Natalie and Graham Paquin built a chic three-legged side table to place next to their clawfoot tub — perfect for resting a glass of wine, a candle, or an exfoliating brush. 

Natalie has done lots of DIYs and renovations throughout her whole house, so she was able to use a broken black-and-white granite slab she already owned for this project. She used a couple of pieces to make the three-legged base, and she had a local granite shop cut the round top for her.

Credit: Natalie Goff

Use already-cut pavers for an even easier project.

In her living room, Katie Unicorn also created a chic three-legged beauty by gluing three outdoor stone pavers together. “These types of tables sell for HUNDREDS brand-new,” Katie writes on Instagram. “And this one only cost $50 total!”

She recommends using thick slabs and heavy-duty construction glue for the project so that it’s sturdy. “Let the excess adhesive that squishes out of the seams dry a little before removing it,” she also advises on Instagram. “Once it dries some (after a half-hour or so), you can just use a sharp razor to cut the excess away. If you try to wipe it off right away, it will smear everywhere and make a huge mess.”

Consider this an ode to the scrap stone side table. They’re sustainable (when you’re using leftovers from another project), money-saving, and, best of all, super stylish.