Found this abandoned patio bar table (no glass) in a field. Any ideas

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q found this abandoned patio bar table no glass in a field any ideas
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 04, 2018
    Get a large pot to fit inside, make sure it has drainage holes and make a planter

  • Gelaine Fasse Buhk Gelaine Fasse Buhk on Feb 04, 2018
    flip it over for a plant stand. Or leave it as is and add the plant on the top in the hole.

  • Gelaine Fasse Buhk Gelaine Fasse Buhk on Feb 04, 2018
    I wasn't thinking when I told you to use it for a planter. Outside maybe it would work. I didn't think of the size it actually was. Sorry.


  • Karen Forsythe Karen Forsythe on Feb 04, 2018
    The barn wood look is in right now. Perhaps find some way of using that as a top? If you want glass back in it, a local glazier (glass shop) can make you a new top.

    • Brocho Brocho on Feb 04, 2018
      Thanks. Great idea! I am intrigued by doing mosaic someday but was thinking of using it for flowers maybe.

  • Pgl Pgl on Feb 04, 2018
    A couple ideas. One buy a piece of ply wood cut it to fit the top on of the stool paint it with out door paint. Now go find the largest old bowl or basin with a lip on it........cut the center of the wood to fit the bowl or basin. Do the same for circle in between the legs. You could use the top basin or bowl fro a bird bath place some plants around it or as a feeder. For the one between the legs would be a great place for a fern or other shade plant.

    • Brocho Brocho on Feb 04, 2018
      I really like that idea! I was also thinking of closing up the sides a bit more with thin plastic rope, lining it with coconut lining creating a large planter. Thank you

  • Joanne Ducharme Joanne Ducharme on Feb 04, 2018
    Cut plywood to size. Glue on pennies, bottle caps, broken up pieces of tile...the possibilities are endless

    • Brocho Brocho on Feb 04, 2018
      Thank you. I saved some tiles from all the bathrooms and floors from our previous home as I plan to crealet a memory of it via a mosaic table top .

  • PAMELA PAMELA on Feb 04, 2018
    MEASURE THE DEPTH OF THE LIP AROUND THE TABLE, SO YOU KNOW HOW THICK THE WOOD CAN BE. HAVE ANY PLYWOOD? COAT WITH measure THE DEPTH OF THE LIP AROUND THE TABLE, SO YOU KNOW HOW THICK THE WOOD CAN BE. HAVE ANY PLYWOOD? COAT WITH VARITHAN SPELLING! ON ALL SIDES. YOU MIGHT LIKE TO DO SOME INTERESTING STAIN PATTERNS ON THE WOOD AND THEN SEAL it! have any broken tiles or rocks. go.around the circumference...let your imagination go wild!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Feb 04, 2018
    If you don't want to make another top, turn it over and get a large flower pot to put between the legs. it would make a nice pot stand. Or get a shallow bowl that would fit between the legs and make a large bird bath.

  • Brocho Brocho on Feb 04, 2018
    Thanks. My mind is starting to spin from all the great options.

  • Aga375860 Aga375860 on Feb 06, 2018
    Hi, my glass out of my table like this broke & I've been trying to figure out what to do with my piece as well! Love the ideas everyone has here! Just wanted to say Thank you!

  • Ron Evans Ron Evans on Feb 06, 2018
    find a shallow glass bowl that fits opening and use as a bird bath.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Feb 06, 2018
    Cut a board to fit. Then mosaic tile to cover it. I have one I purchased at a thrift shop very similar - and it has a mosaic tile top. Or take it to a glass hop and have glass cut to fit.

  • Theresa Shumaker Monroe Theresa Shumaker Monroe on Feb 06, 2018
    Have a piece or two of plexiglass cut to fit. If you have 2 cut you could layer with something pressed between to change decor with the season or to personalize.

    • Brocho Brocho on Feb 06, 2018
      I like that idea! I think I'll save that idea for when I find a small end table or coffe table that has glass in it.

  • Tina Neuschwander Tina Neuschwander on Feb 08, 2018
    It would make a great stand inside the center of a larger table or mosaic/brick ring that you could build a fire (propane) ring in... Create a sheet metal basin that the ring can be attached within, fill with fire glass and enjoy!

  • Laura Lynn Riley Laura Lynn Riley on Feb 09, 2018
    Tall firepit or drink cooler for parties.

  • Rosa Rosa on Feb 09, 2018
    Find a container to fit inside and is a good holding wash clothes ( little towels ) in your bathroom

    • Brocho Brocho on Feb 09, 2018
      It takes up a lot of space. And though it is hard to see, it is quite rusty, even corroding in some spots. But thank you everyone. I couldn't reply to every answer, but it was great fun and interesting to get so many creative replies. They are all twirling in my mind.

  • Vra32555238 Vra32555238 on Feb 09, 2018
    The inside looks like the right size for a bird bath, and you can hang crystals or humming bird feeders around the upper outside circle. Place it over a succulent, this way there is something nice to look at in every level. Take a little bit of all suggestions and come up with something that fits you. Most importantly enjoy

    • Brocho Brocho on Feb 10, 2018
      Thanks. I like your crystals idea. Everyone's ideas have me buzzing and thinking.

  • Brenda Holmes Brenda Holmes on Feb 10, 2018
    Add galvanized tub from farm store and use as a drink stand.
    Would also make an awesome raised fire pit.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Feb 10, 2018
    Put a large galvanized pail inside and use it as an ice bucket for outdoor parties,