Do you ever find yourself needing something you don’t have? I don’t mean groceries or paper towels. But something you need to fix something else.
Like when you’re in the midst of decorating something.
The other day I was in that situation.
I’ve used this plant stand indoors and outdoors. The other day I had it indoors with about three house plants sitting in it near the patio door.
Until Ivy decided to stand on her back legs and stretch out (and oh, how far that big girl can stretch) to pull on it. Steve was here and managed to get to it long before I could. He saved the plants from toppling over.
I don’t know why she did that. Ivy’s never bothered it before. But that’s how a cat is, I’m sure you’ve figured out. You never really know what they’ll do next. They often do weird things and who will ever know why?
After Steve left I dragged the now empty plant stand to the other side of this chair to get it out of the way.
I didn’t have any container plants small enough outside to put it in. So I decided to find another use for it inside for now.
What To Do With A Plant Stand Indoors:
But what to do?
I decided I’d use it as a side table this time. But what I wanted to put in it needed a flat surface. And this plant stand with the holes in the bottom of the tray obviously doesn’t have one.
So I got to thinking: what do I have around here that is round that would fit inside as a stabilizer?
And finally I came up with an idea.
I have one round cutting board, but I never use it. It just sits in my kitchen to look decorative.
But it has a handle on it, I thought. Then I realized that the handle didn’t really matter.
I could stick the handle out the back. So that’s what I did to solve this situation.
It would have been nice if I’d had a round board about that size. Or a nice piece of glass.
But if you put the cutting board handle out the back and kind of cover itup, who’s going to know the difference?
You can’t see the handle, can you? So this little fix was all it needed.
I now have a nice round piece of wood to put things on so they won’t topple over on the plant stand’s uneven surface.
Well, until I get another idea for the plant stand. Things tend to rotate around here.
Do you have an idea that you came up with to do or fix something a little out of the ordinary?