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

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Jules Yap

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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 :-)

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