The previous owners of our home were clearly bird-lovers. They left birdfeeders and birdhouses hanging from trees all around the property. They also left a birdbath which was falling apart. The basin had fallen off of the base and was lying in the grass cracked. I don’t have a before picture but it looked something like this
Only, mine looked less quaint and more trashy. One day I was looking out the window and that broken birdbath caught my eye. (Yes, it was still laying in the yard months later…ok, more than a year later. I have no defense for this.) As I looked at what was left of it, I suddenly saw the perfect base for a small pedestal table.
I brought in the base which had a great curvy shape and knew I was on to something. I picked up a round wood top at Lowes and attached it to the base with wood glue, making sure to center everything. I kept the top small because the base is pretty lightweight and I did not want the table to be unstable. Then I painted the whole thing a bright spring green. A perfect little side table, plant stand, nightstand…it can fit pretty much anywhere.
Plus I love the fact it was made from something that was essentially trash. There is nothing better than turning something broken and rejected into something beautiful and useful.