10 repurposing ideas for your home & garden

 I am super excited about todays project!

Not only am I going to share a fun DIY project with you, but 9 of my friends are also sharing their repurposing and recycling ideas for your home and garden. 

This is such a creative group, I think you will be excited with what you see.

Make sure you read all the way to the end so you can see all the fun ideas we have for you.

My project transpired when we were recently moving Savannah out of her college apartment. 

Since she was moving back home, she sold most of her furniture, only saving a few key pieces.

One piece she was going to sell was her coffee table.

It had a cute round marble top, and a not so cute base. Two separate pieces.

In looking it over I just couldn’t bare to get rid of it. 

So here is what we did!

We tossed the ugly base and loaded up the marble top into the car.

I still had no idea what I would do with it, but when I got it home and unloaded it onto the kitchen counter, a light bulb went off in my head!

I got the idea to turn the coffee table top into a giant charcuterie board for entertaining and here’s how it all turned out!

I found the coffee table at The Goodwill of all places. 

Because the top itself was so large, {36″} I wanted to be able to have it rotate around so people aren’t reaching over awkwardly for food.

So I came up with the idea to place it on top of a large lazy suzan.

I found one at HomeGoods, and it was also marble, so nice and sturdy. The weight of the table top is a lot. 

I didn’t even attach the two, just placed the table top on top of the lazy suzan and called it good. 

We used this for a wine party we recently had and it was perfect for a large crowd!

I think this would also work great if you have a wood round table top as well!

And when it’s not in use you can just simply roll it up against a wall in a closet to store it. 

We had a little over 30 guests so if you are planning a large party, here are some tips on buying your foods for a crowd this big.

I ordered most everything from Costco on Instacart.

If you have access to a Restaurant Depot, that would work great as well.

Shop from somewhere you can buy from in bulk.

Here are some of the items I purchased from Costco:

A variety of cheeses.
Slices of cheese, a large French Brie wheel, and Boursin soft cheese spreads.

Fruits including strawberries, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

Meats including salami and prosciutto. 


Peanuts and pistachios placed in separate bowls in case people have allergies. 

A variety of crackers and pretzels, including gluten free options which I labeled. 

I got disposable clear tongs from the Dollar Store and used cheese knives for each different cheese. 

Place small plates and napkins near the board so people can easily help themselves. 

Think about something as a “centerpiece” 

Since mine was a wine party, I used a giant vintage bottle in the center. 

If you are doing a Hawaiian themed party, maybe think about a whole pineapple in the center. Get creative with your theme!

Place some foods in different containers to keep everything from looking so flat. Like I mentioned, I put the nuts in separate bowls, but also placed the olives in a glass pedestal container. 

You can also put toothpicks out for people to grab foods with. 

Now, here are some more fun repurposing ideas for you!

How To Make The Best Olive Oil Dispenser // My 100 Year Old Home

Giant Charcuterie Board // My Sweet Savannah

Creative Upcycling Ideas // Modern Glam

Oui Yogurt Jar Crafts // Happy Happy Nester

Vintage Cart turned Airbnb Coffee Bar Cart // Tatertots & Jello

Small Backyard Sitting Area // Craftberry Bush

Vintage Metal Glider Turned Porch Swing // Twelve on Main

Old Stool Makeover with Furniture Paste Wax // The Happy Housie

How to Turn an Old Picture Frame into a Shelf // The DIY Mommy

Upcycling a Glass Vase into a Pot with Spray Paint // Zevy Joy

xoxo, Melaine 

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