Here is a sample of one of my recycled functional art pieces. My son dragged home a round piece of wood he found with a hole in the center. When he failed to do anything with it, I did. I hauled out my paints and painted it up funky. Then I used an old planter as a base and put a candle holder in the center and ended up with a very functional piece of art that serves as an outdoor table...for no cost but the paint. Gotta love a bargain!