It’s amazing how much cool stuff my renters leave behind when they move out of my rentals. The above old iron chair was no longer fit for sitting because the chair seat rotted out. But it was a perfect perch for an old basket filled with my beefsteak begonias.
There’s something very satisfying by finding new uses for things originally designed for something else altogether.
I was challenged by my grandmother’s old steamer trunk. It has a bowed lid and wasn’t suitable as a coffee table, but I discovered that by placing it sideways, it made a perfect plant stand.
Then, there was my mother’s bird cage stand from which my parakeet, Mickey, used to sing “Dance With Me Henry.”
It makes the perfect perch for a bucket in which to ice down summer libations.(See below).
Best of all, I’m reminded of those pets and people I loved dearly in my youth.
I’d love to see what you’ve found new uses for.