I love it !!! Weave the tiny lights in it & hang it in the yard.
use the base as a planter and hang the top on the wall and wire a brass or copper plate in the center as a focal point. That way in your room the pieces would be cohesive.
put a plastic plant saucer in the bottom and use it to hold you wet boots and umbrellas while they dry on a porch.
Attach a strap or rope inside add a pretty scarf - summer bag. Assuming it's not oversize
i think i would altered it into a fairy house..
put a string of twinkle lights in it for an outdoor latern
Remove the lid. Turn it upside down. Take a three light (small) chandelier from one of those old ugly brass light fixtures. Paint all to match, hang in bathroom over your tub, in your laundry room, over your dinette, or in a little girl's room. Paint according to the room you place it. As is, IF it closes well and if you place rubberized cushions on the bottom to add stability; you can add a round glass top to use as an end table outdoors or inside.
You said it was very heavy so that cuts out the purse idea. How big is this? That would help with thinking up an idea as to how to repurpose.
It's 18"Hx16"Lx 10"D it is oblong.
Put the same colored large flower pot inside and plant morning glory's...place it in a rock garden, so the flowers can trail into the rocks. I can see it !! :)
Keep it simple, the basket is already ornate. Paint it to match decor, multiple candles inside (in clear holders), maybe an silk ivy "boa" (can't think of the word) around the bottom = beautiful patio table centerpiece. Great find! :-)
how about removing lid, cover with round wood, acrylic, etc. for use as an end table?
Beautiful the way it is....do a nice inside material and use it as storage in any room.
Make it into a light. Put LED lights inside.
It is lovely! Depending on your decor, you could line it with a removable cloth bag and use it as a towel hamper in your bathroom.
so nice see through- candles in it in a glass bowl, keep the lid on for safety, look great as is, inside or out- that is if there is no rust on it- or you could ship[ it to me I love it
I'd find a glass that would fit, put a candle in it (battery operated) surrounded by your vase filler of choice ( potpourri, shells, decorative balls, etc.) and set it on an entry table or bathroom vanity in a table scape
Yarn holder or turn it into a hanging light fixture.
A few big candles.
hang it add a dowel perch, put a couple of colourful life like birds in it.
large clear glass balls that would reflect the light and give a rainbow effect.
Keep but open lid, then use as a planter, with a pot inside. Paint pot same colour as bin.
Make it into a chandlier light fixture with all crystal and glass beads. Beautiful for bedroom or even bathroom.
I would be using it to hold a plant after lining it with moss or even coco fiber. Would put a plant saucer for catching excess water so as to not let bottem get wet.
I think I would find a piece of glass to make the top, the put battery operated Christmas lights ( white or colored ) and use it as a coffee table.
I get Moroccan vibes, make it a table. Stenciled and stained round wood top. Repaint the base whatever color you like, I could see it being equally pretty in a bright or a neutral color.
I would go with solar lighting and make a porch chandolier out of it, it's really a wonderful find, how large is it? I would definately light it up and enjoy those details.
you could use it as a side table outside. put lights in it to luminate the patio.
use it as a plant stand for a fern. also light it up.
If the top is attachable I would make it a hanging lamp. It's beautiful.
Use as a plant cover up for a large plant pot. Inside of house, palm maybe.
If you can find a bucket/container to fit, it could be a unique addition to your bar...perhaps to hold ice...or snacks for casual get togethers...a lucky find for you!
If it is sturdy enough, cover it with upholstery and use as an ottoman.
Use it as an end table in your living room.
Fill it with string lights and hang it.
Treat it the same way you would a wreath form. Place it by the door, either on the floor or on a table, or let it BE a table to hold another decorative item. It's versatile enough to lead many lives.
It seems to cast beautiful shadows in the sunlight so if you filled it with solar powered "fairy lights" (I've seen them on line for maybe $20-$25) it would be lovely at night. If its rattan maybe under a covered patio? Too pretty to cover up-maybe a specialty cut glass top for indoor use with a lovely floral arrangement on top.
I would double duty it. I would find a container that would fit inside with at lease
1 1/2 inch room between it and sides of cage. I would will the space with white lights. That would showcase the beautiful scroll work. Inside the insert container you could fill with whatever you need in the room but don't want sitting out in the open when not n use. Remote, crochet, etc.
I think it would be great to cover the top and use it as a foot stool!! You can spray paint it any color.
Is it wicker or cast iron ?
Put a hurricane vase inside and put in a candle, the shadows will be so pretty!
succulents/spag moss nside would look awesum..a real show piece...
Use it as a accent piece in your bath with towels in it
A strand of clear Christmas lights inside
Flameless candle with sphagnum moss
Put a small trash can in it for the bedroom or bathroom
Put a piece of glass on the top. and use as a side table. Glass tops are cheap at hobby lobby and goodwill.
Put a nice colored material sack in it and use it in your bedroom as a hamper
please take a pic and tell us what you ended up doing with it
Place a shallow planter with a Mandeville vine or ivy. Train the vine to go through the grooves.
Make it into a unique hanging light fixture.
Store your garden hose in it.
It sure is beautiful. Use a candle or small light, just to high light the intricate designs.
Use a $1 solar light inside and a cushion on top and hey presto another seat for the garden.
I found an old lamp stand at goodwill and hung a birdcage on it added a candle and placed it in my yard. It looks awesome. I spray painted a clear coat over the whole thing, and add and remove the candle when using. We took rebar (any hardware store should have this) and placed it through the bottom of the lamp stand so it stays in place.
I have several ideas..Spray paint it a color that goes with your theme around your pool and store beach towels in it for when company comes. or buy a round trash that can sit inside it and spray paint it and put in as a decorative trash can. Or put a large flower pot in it with beautiful flowers growing and add a string of lights in it. You could maybe put a glass top if not to heavy for it and make a very cool side table and but flowers in the bottom. I don't think it is strong enough for a seat... but storage would be great.
I think that is so cute! You said it's heavy, I wonder if it would look really neat attached to an old bicycle as the bike's basket? It has a lot of charm! I love the idea of making it into a seat for outside or in. You could fill it with some decorative balls from Hobby Lobby and make a great centerpiece..great conversation piece! Please post if you know what it's and where it's from (era)! Ty
Sorry, know what it is...*
It looks like it's made with wrought iron....too good to leave out near a pool, in my opinion! I'd use it as extra cushion storage in the LR or BR...
put a round piece of glass on top and use it as a coffee table. Could paint to match ass. in the room.
@Janice cox Sorry, can't help myself sometimes. Who is the ass in the room you want to match? LOL -accessories?
its a statement piece without doin a thing to it....cheers
cannot tell what size it is from photo. i would agree with making a statement piece indoors.
I would line it in a dark color and then make a bar out of it....add a spot in side for the wines and bottles and then an area for the glasses. You can also see if you can lock it.
I would use it to hold extra pillows or as a magazine rack in the living room just as it is.
I like it the way it is. Maybe paint it a color you like and use it as a planter or outside light, lamp
You could run a ribbon in your favorite color through the top & bottom of the basket part. Then you could get some silk flowers to match and either put them on the bottom or wrap the shortened stem in the ribbon and hang from the lid. I just realized you have 64 comments so you should have enough ideas to make your head spin ;-}!
One other idea........I could take it off your hands! I love your find!
yes i wonder how much to post to new zealand haha..as i said b4 its a statement piece just how it is....enjoy
It might have been a bird cage.