Hmmm.....what to do, what to do....

lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PASeptember 17, 2010

What should I do with this?? Need ideas, please? I think someone had a candle in it, but that's one huge candle holder for a taper candle. :) I love to sit things out in my garden too, so if it's an idea for the garden, I welcome that too! I bought this last year at a thrift-type store for $10. It's very heavy! Don't know what it was originally. Bottom of a hat stand perhaps?

If the pic doesn't show, try the link. If neither work, I'll have to figure something else out.

Thanks much!

Alicia

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lydia1959

Looks like it would be a good gazing ball or bowling ball stand.

I like it!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 5:59PM
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tasymo

How wonderful! That has great potential for indoors or out. How deep is the hole? Would it support a tall pole, like for a birdhouse, or flag? I'd love to get my hands on one, to use as a stand for one of these-

Here is a link that might be useful: chicken wire dress form

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 9:23PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

Thanks for the ideas! Gazing ball would be a good height for in my gardens!

I don't have any trees, so the birdhouse idea is great. I just have to get the styrofoam out of the hole because I have no clue how deep it is. I think they sprayed that expandable foam in it. Ugh. I love the SassyTrash site. Thanks!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 10:19PM
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tehuti

You could always put a pole in the ground and turn your find upside down on the pole. It looks like it would support 4 hanging plants. You could still put a gazing ball in the center.

A bird house without tree cover is dangerous for the birds - around my place sometimes the trees are not even enough to deter the birds of prey.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 12:30AM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

I do have cats in the area, so the birdhouse may not be a good idea. Maybe for inside decor. :)

Thanks for the hanging basket idea. I do like that. I need to figure out what type of pole to add to it. It would have to fit down into that hole and be sturdy enough to hold the baskets once in the ground. :) Or perhaps I'll think of something else to hang from it.

Thanks!
Alicia

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 11:34AM
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kacram

Is it tall enough to make a table out of?
a side table for your living room/
a round coffee table?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 9:11PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

It only sits at about 15 inches tall. Haven't measured it, but that's approximately how high it is. A little short for a side table to the couch or coffee table. I like the idea, though, of using it was a table. Maybe like a plant stand. Don't really need one of those, though. Haha. Thanks for the ideas. The more ideas I get, the more I think of other things to do with it! :)

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 9:59PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

Birdbath is another good idea. Thanks! And I love those hypertufa pots and leaf sculpture birdbaths. Have always wanted to make one. I think so many of us accumulate items that we hope to turn into treasures someday. I just picked up a couple little things tonight at a Goodwill store. One was a metal tray, some wrapping paper with French sayings on it, and a tin container, almost like a place to put mail by a desk.....or who knows what it could be! I thought I could add some embellishments to it, etc., etc.

BTW, I love your creations at the Shabby Garden Creations link.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 11:30PM
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