Asked on Nov 16, 2020

How would you use this piece?

Catherine Deirdre RoddenJaniceDee
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Found this heavy, and I do mean heavy, iron ornate base at an estate sale. As you can see, I only paid $4.00 for it. Which was a bargain in itself! I love ornamental ironwork. I think it may have been the base for a reproduction of an old bubblegum machine. Sorry it looks so grungy and grimy. I haven’t had the chance to scrub it yet. I have a couple of ideas of what I might do with it but need to find certain pieces to go with it. Ok, Hometalkers, let’s brainstorm together.🤔. UPDATE: Oops. Forgot to add the dimensions of this piece. It is 24-1/2 inches high and the legs diameter is 16 inches.

14 answers
  • i would add a top and make it a bird bath.

  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Nov 16, 2020

    Hello,

    Can you provide more pictures showing full length and close ups too?

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Johnavallance. I will try and get you another picture but I’m in the process of decorating my for Christmas. May not be able to do it for a while. Yes, it takes me that long to decorate. So many trees and so little time. 🤪

  • K. Rupp
    K. Rupp
    on Nov 16, 2020

    I would add a top and make it an end table. How tall is it?

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Nov 16, 2020

    I wonder if you can pry the top part off. It could make a cool stand for an outdoor umbrella.

  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Nov 16, 2020

    Hello. I think it might make a sweet small occasional table with a wood round top which can be found at the big box hardware stores. My second choice would be as a plant stand. Possibly attaching a planter to it.


    What a terrific find and price congratulations.

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Vimarhonor. Thanks for your response. I’m actually leaning toward using it as a plant stand right now. But by the time I get around to this piece, I may change my mind completely. 🤔

  • I could see it used as a plant stand, bird bath, or a table. I also think a birdcage would look pretty on it.

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Ann. Thanks for your response and ideas! I’m thinking plant stand right now but who knows what it will become? I will be posting it when I get it done though.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Nov 16, 2020

    I love it! My first thought was a lamp base or add a top to it for an accent table. It's a great piece for a steal. You did great.

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Kathy. We have already played Bama. Was when Saban had COVID-19. We lost. We currently have 18 players on the injury list. About 7 players got really hurt when we played Florida. We lost to them too. Awful year! We always gone to a game in Athens as a family. Really missing going “between the hedges”. Hopefully next year will be better!

  • Ken Erickson
    Ken Erickson
    on Nov 16, 2020

    I think you should make it into a lamp. Maybe with a cut glass shade.

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Ken. Thanks for your response. Like your idea. If made it into a lamp, it would be a table lamp. That’s a possibility.

  • Em
    Em
    on Nov 16, 2020

    Measure the hub in the middle and cut out a circle of wood from a round or square piece of wood to fit over the center piece. Add another piece the same NOT cut out if you don't want the hub to show and use as a side table for a lamp or place a planter on it.

  • Recreated Designs
    Recreated Designs
    on Nov 16, 2020

    What a great find! It's a gorgeous piece. I would try and get the top plate off and then use add a top to it. I think it would look beautiful with a vintage birdcage on top (if you love birds lol) and then fill it will flowers or evergreen clippings. To add a top you could even use an old register heating grate. I have seen round ones and they are so beautiful looking.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    Simple Nature Decor
    on Nov 16, 2020

    Maybe you can make a garden sign and use it as post to hang the sign off it.

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Simple Nature Decor. Like your idea. I will be using this piece indoors but appreciate you taking time to respond.

  • Dee
    Dee
    on Nov 16, 2020

    I would put a granite top on it and use it for a table inside or out.

  • Janice
    Janice
    on Nov 16, 2020

    I would add a solid top and use it as a plant stand (inside or ouside). I can picture a beautiful fern or any other plant that will overhang the top surface as it grows. Beautiful piece you scored!

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Janice. Thanks for your response. I’m leaning toward plant stand or accent table. I looked at this piece on my way out from the estate sale, got home, and then drove back to the estate sale and bought it. Couldn’t get it off my mind. Was lucky it was still there.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden
    Catherine Deirdre Rodden
    on Nov 16, 2020

    I like the ideas listed for a lamp or a table. I could see it in an entryway for an umbrella stand or hat rack or some type of valet to hold your purse, gloves, keys, etc. As a statement piece base, it could easily be topped with a dress form or bird cage.

    • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      GeorgiaBulldogsFan
      on Nov 17, 2020

      Hi Catherine. Thank you for your response. Like your ideas and will keep them in mind. I have received so many great ideas now from my fellow Hometalkers that my creative juices are in over drive! Whatever I do with it, I will post it on Hometalk once I get it done. Thanks again.

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