Judith F
Judith F
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  • Wills Point, TX
Asked on May 20, 2013

Repurpose

Walrus CribbsBelinda de KockSia@South 47th
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I found this at an old home site and need some ideas, as how to use this somewhere outside.
It needs some tlc, but not sure how to repair and use!
It needs some tlc, but not sure how to repair and use!
17 answers
  • Tanya
    on May 20, 2013

    A faux fence with plantings around it

  • Sue Baker
    on May 20, 2013

    I have one like this in my garden. I planted a climbing rose on it and it looks just beautiful. Any kind of climbing plant would be beautiful.

  • Wendy Ann Chipman
    on May 20, 2013

    I might turn it upside down, add a foot or so of post so that you can bury the ends into large pots, and add finials to the tops (which are actually the bottoms in this picture.) Plant a grouping of plants, one trailing, one mid height and one climbing, in each of the pots. You will have a portable "screen", maybe you could even stencil "welcome" or something else across the flat board.

  • Barbara Ann
    on May 21, 2013

    I am thinking Halloween already. Paint it black and stick Jack O'Lanterns on top of each spindle..Place it in the yard come halloween. On a wall inside the dining room as wall decor. I think I will go look for one now..

  • Wendy M
    on May 21, 2013

    I would transform it into a rustic bench with the seat having holes that I could set flower pots into and on the sides I would plant clematis going up the larger spindles.

  • Judith F
    on May 21, 2013

    Thank you all for great ideas.I had forgotten, that I have the top piece that finishes the top.I guess I will learn how to fill in with wood filler and replace spindles, sand and figure out how to make a bench!!

  • Nancy Hatcher
    on May 21, 2013

    And make sure you use a good water-proof paint.

  • Judith F
    on May 21, 2013

    Thanks for the reminder!!

  • Judith F
    on May 21, 2013

    Does anyone happen to have a good tutorial or pattern I could use as a helpful tool, when I start on my bench project?

  • Tina Woolley
    on May 22, 2013

    I agree with Sue... I have morning Glories that would wrap themselves around the posts

  • Minettesmaze
    on May 22, 2013

    I would put it in a flower bed!

  • Emma Dorsey
    on May 22, 2013

    Add bird houses to the tops of the posts and still it in a quiet spot

  • Sia@South 47th
    on May 22, 2013

    @Judith F Have you done a check here on hometalk for a tutorial? There have been tons of these made into benches and look great!

  • Judith F
    on May 23, 2013

    Thank you see, I checked some out and not sure if can be the carpenter.lol!

  • Sia@South 47th
    on May 23, 2013

    @Judith F Sure you can! ;) They really only take some basic skills and some of the Tutorials are fantastic! Can't wait to see what you do with this! I'm sure whatever it becomes will look great! xo

  • Belinda de Kock
    on Sep 26, 2016

    you got two beautiful candle pillars there i would saw the far ends off and make candle pillars from them

  • Walrus Cribbs
    on Sep 26, 2016

    Secure it to the ground. Put a vining plant on at the base of the pillars and let them take over. Just add another board across the top and screw all the other post to it to keep the vines from displacing them.

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