I love the idea of taking something made for one purpose and finding a way to use in for another. We bought this fire pit a few years ago and quickly decided it had too much of an open flame to be near all the trees we have surrounding our house. It was stored for a while, until we could figure out how to use it and because I thought it was a very interesting looking piece. I decided to try to plant flowers in the shallow metal bowl in the middle and see if they would live. Petunias seemed like a good choice, because of their shallow roots.
It's great to reuse, repurpose and recycle. My daughter Megan, who believes in all things green and environmentally friendly, will be proud of my efforts :-)