This is my favorite seat in my house. It is where I snuggle up on a cold Winters day, read a book, or watch TV. It is a nice bright spot, but I have no place to put a mug of hot cocoa or a glass of wine. There is the temporary IKEA table that the lamp is on, but I need something lower and that will fit on the other side of the chair. I don’t want to spend any money, so in times of need like this I do what I do best – I go shopping, but not to the mall – in my house. I went shopping to find something to use as a table.
I found this empty urn in my mudroom sitting all alone and in need of some loving. In the Fall I place leaves and a pumpkin on the urn, in the Spring and Summer – it is filled with flowers. Now I am going to show you how to repurpose an urn.
I love to find new uses for objects and have seen photos in decorating magazines where a piece of round glass was placed on a large flower pot to create a table. I tried that. It looked nice, but was a bit too wide and with Trax the cat jumping all over, the glass is not secure and would end up in a million pieces.
I then tried a silver tray where the center section of the tray is lower that the rim. This was secure in the urn, but it looked like an ash tray you would see at a bus station. Not the look I was after.
I like to shop… so I kept browsing and looking through all the items in my house and found this cake stand.
Presto-o Change-o It worked. I liked it. It looked good and was secure when I placed it in the urn.
The stand part keeps it from moving back and forth.
The perfect small table to hold flowers.
a good book and a glass of wine. Just what I wanted and it didn’t cost me a cent.
My bright and sunny spot all warm and snugly for a Winters day made by simply by repurposing.Have you shopped your house lately to find new uses for items that would have more impact somewhere else in your home? It is fun – no credit card necessary. * I have repurposed many tables in my house over there years, take a look at how I have moved pieces around. Mirror Table Acrylic Side Table Thrift Store Side Table