I have known that umbrella stand for like - ever. It has been sitting next to the table in my parents' entrance, not really a feature, useful I suppose - but well not exactly my style. But as long as it was in their house and not mine, who cared. My parents redid their whole entrance recently, and suddenly the umbrella stand was up for grabs. Mr MiH rolled his eyes (like a serious rolling) when I said we are taking it with us. The deal was, I was going to update it, and if he did not like it we would get rid of it - as it was free it did not matter.
And here we are a brand new umbrella stand in our entrance. I love how the flower pattern is still present, and how it looks well ... so different - with so little effort.
I sent the picture to my Mum - after the new stand was formally approved by Mr MiH of course - and she loves it, thinks that it looks much better than the original - R-E-S-U-L-T.
You see that cushion covering the shoe bench... well it is starting to really bug me ... I have ideas already, stay tune!