I got this "thing" at an auction a few years ago and never quite knew what to do with it. I only paid $5 for it but I loved how unusual it looked with all of the pretty detail.
It's a stand of some sort. Too small to be an end table. I thought about putting a round glass top on it and making it a coffee table. But where?
It ended up in the Sitting Room off of the Master and has stayed there until I recently decided to list it on Craig's List.
It really was useless.
But I LOVE useless stuff!!! I CRAVE useless stuff!!! I HOARD useless stuff!!!
So after coming to my un-senses, I took it off of CL and gave it a facelift. It was white before which limited the space where I could use it. After giving it a couple coats of Minwax Stain in Provincial and two coats of clear Poly spray the lightbulb went off and I knew exactly where to put it. (I should add that this is some sort of resin material - not wood. But I've learned that you can add stain to just about any old thing.)
Here it is in it's new home.
I love how the stain creeps into the crevices bringing out the wonderful detail. It looks so much prettier now.
Stacked with books:
It works in my Family Room, which is a mix of Tuscan and Traditional. I have a lot of different pieces in here, none of which match, but I love that look. Kind of eclectic.
A lot of wrought iron.
I also changed the mantle up a little bit. It used to look like this:
But I moved these from here:
And now it looks like this:
The large finial I got at a yardsale recently for $1.
Another view of the Family Room.
Pretty soon there's gonna be a toddler shaking things up in here and it's all gonna go...... to the island (of misfit decor). Temporarily.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!