Asked on Mar 10, 2018

Ideas to repurposing this gift?

Rusalyn AndrewsMariaMichelle Rose Prohaska


I can't get rid of it because my friend would be hurt. Any ideas anyone?
11 answers
  • Geew
    on Mar 10, 2018

    I hate when that happens! Our neighbor decided he all of a sudden thought he was a good artist and seeing all the framed saltwater fish prints we have on our walls, decided to paint us a Redfish that looks nothing like a Redfish. I don't like cluttered walls, much less clutter, so it still lays on the buffet table in our living room. He is at our house at least 4 times a week, so I feel your pain. Stick it in the corner of a room for the time being, don't fret over it too much, you're being nice.  (And what is that supposed to be...a table?!)
  • Terri
    on Mar 10, 2018

    Maybe you can put it next to your barbecue and use it to hold platters. Stick some hooks in the edges of the flat piece to hang barbecue tools, or maybe use as a gardening table and cover with plastic tarp to “protect“ it! You could hang gardening tools also. Good luck
  • Jewellmartin
    on Mar 10, 2018

    To use it: Remove the ball and bats on top. Put strips of Velcro on the top. Find a vinyl tablecloth or tarp you can live with. Measure and attach Velcro to the underside of the tablecloth or tarp. Put the table and the color together, and you have it covered to use as a side table that way, or to uncovered for use elseware. You could make a plaque out of the bats and ball and hang it on the house wall on the patio.

    To give it away: Spray paint the base black and touch up any other scratches or dints. Find the nearest city with a Recreation Dept. Deliver this table to the Director’s office, with a simple card saying you are giving the table in honor of your friends, with gave the table to you. (If you like the limelight, make a big deal, ask the Director to plan a recognition, invite your friends as a surprise to them, and make sure the local press is invited in time for them to schedule it.) ☺️
  • Nancy Fisher
    Nancy Fisher
    on Mar 10, 2018

    Put it in the kids room and let them figure it out!

  • Marly
    on Mar 10, 2018

    Actually it was used to hold beer at baseball games
  • Mogie
    on Mar 10, 2018

    If we don't need it we donate it. Only way to keep clutter at a minimum in a small house.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Mar 10, 2018

    did your friend make this? What was then reason for the gift? What's its purpose? Was it a joke or a serious gift?
  • Itsmemic
    on Mar 13, 2018

    Now THAT is a dilemma...that thing is awful !! BUT>.I really like the donate to a baseball club ..recreation center..but I don't know how you would explain this to your friend. Tough one.
  • Michelle Rose Prohaska
    Michelle Rose Prohaska
    on Mar 13, 2018

    Perhaps you can gift it to a child who loves baseball? Thank your friend and explain that although you enjoyed receiving this amazing gift, the joy you felt when you gave it as a gift to this grateful child is a memory you'll cherish forever.
  • Maria
    on Mar 13, 2018

    Can u cut the stand down take the top off and make a chair for a kids room. Use the bats as a back rest for the chair. Dont know if that would work.

  • Rusalyn Andrews
    Rusalyn Andrews
    on Mar 16, 2018

    Paint the base black and touch up any other spots. Put baseball "shirts" on the backs of kitchen or folding chairs. Fill your gift with ice and beer and sodas. Bring a t.v. outside, add another bigger table and invite everyone over for a carry-in potluck and the big game! Make it the center of at least one grand time. Suggest to your friend that it should be a travelling chest for the next host of a "garden game watch."
    Or Store balls and other outside games in it or your outdoor bbq utensils?
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