Have You Seen My New Planter?

Awhile ago, as I was cleaning out our sunroom in order to make a dressing room, I found myself having to do something with an old Singer sewing machine stand. It does not have a sewing machine and is missing two drawers. I used to have a tabletop for it, which has found its way to a different table.

I tried to give it away on Freecycle without success. So I was kind of stuck with it. I put it on my front porch with the intention of getting another tabletop for it and using it as a table. I’m not sure when the idea formed, but a few days later, I was grabbing a plastic dishwashing tub and seeing if it fit into the hole where the sewing machine was. And it did. Woo Hoo! Inside the tub I’ve placed a planter of summer flowers. There is room on the sides to use it as a tabletop and if I need more space to hold drinks, small plants, etc…I’ll pull out a drawer. I also found that my citronella candle tucks away very nicely where the drawers are missing.

I’m quite pleased that I could repurpose this wonderful piece!


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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10 Responses to Have You Seen My New Planter?

  1. I LOVE IT! What a great use for the table base.

  2. christine says:

    Love it! A wonderful nostalgic piece put to good use. The red/white combo makes the richness of the wood come through.

  3. cooktocure says:

    You’re cute and smart! Who would have known 😉 Cheers!

  4. Monica says:

    Lovely! I made mind into a coffee table.

  5. Pingback: Have You Seen My New Planter? | Potted Plant Society

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