Published on November 26th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


From trash to tea table

Materials: Florera candle dish

I think this was once an ashtray, but the tray part was missing when some jerk dumped it by the side of the road. Those cherubs looked so irresistibly tacky that I knew I just had to do something with it.

I found an 18 inch stainless steel Florera candle dish at half price at Ikea (I think they are discontinued). I drilled a hole in the middle, and voila : instant conversation starter! It also makes a serviceable table for my teapot and cups (It’s more stable than it might look).

~ Eli, Belgium

More hacks on IKEAHackers.net
Turn your blah Fjellse into a FAB upholstered bed
Patrull air cleaner hack

The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to From trash to tea table

  1. lej619 says:

    what a great fine and rebuilt!!

  2. Michelle says:

    You’ve still maintained that antique look, great job. One of a kind I’d say!

  3. Linda says:

    Nice way to upcycle that stand :-)

    And omg! those cherubs are TACKY!! Still nice hack though :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑
  • Recommended for you

  • FREE 20 Best IKEA Hacks ebook. Get it here!



    See who won the IKEA Hack & Idea of the Year 2015!
    Voting has ended and we have winners. The The IKEA Idea of 2015 goes to …

  • And we have the winners for the IKEA Hack & Idea of the Year 2014!
    Without further ado, I would like to announce the winners of the IKEA Hack of 2014 as…

  • And the winners are!
    Again, IKEAHackers readers have chosen. It was another fun year picking the best of the best.

  • View all: Posts in chronological order |
    Hacks of the Year | Ideas of the Year

    Support IKEAHackers! Click here to start your Amazon shopping!.