Rattan Side Table
Two unlikely items combine into a modern take on boho décor: a tray and planter. The former is natural wood, and the latter comes with curved edges and a caged base.
This idea comes from our contributor Marwa Hayat. She says that rattan furniture can prove costly. That's when IKEA's Kanelstang plant stand caught her attention. "I found it as my ticket to make a rattan side table in total for only forty dollars," she explains. "And this natural tray, just an inch and a half wider, complements the plant stand perfectly."
Care and Cleaning
With gentle treatment, the natural fibers of rattan furniture will look good for years. A table such as this can be kept clean with soap and water using a damp cloth or sponge (and without any harm to the glue as it is waterproof). We like Murphy Oil Soap for treating wicker furniture. And if you're taking the table outside, remember this: Always cover furniture if you intend to leave it outside for more than two or three weeks.
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