Cindy
Cindy
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Asked on Jul 11, 2018

What can i do to decorate these spindles in dining room

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They are at the end of dining room/ kitchen. I just dont know.im going to paint the wall but the trim is white.

Any help appreciated😊

q what can i do to decorate these spindles in dining room


7 answers
  • Brenda Brandt Deason
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Those remind me of my grandmother's home! They are already a decorative element, so if you paint them to match the trim, or in a contrasting color, they don't really need anything else. The reason they are there is to be able to see through the wall, so you don't really want to block the line of sight further. I seem to remember my grandma wrapping greenery at the base of them for Christmas, though.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Thanks soo much Brenda, I'll remember

    That at christmas time. Were just debating on taking that part of the wall out, to open up futher into den.

    Why grown son says burn them lol,

    grandchildren like them😊ty again for your answer.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I would remove them. Shelves would be nice in that space.
    • Cindy
      on Jul 12, 2018

      Very true,got alot to think about with all these great ideas😉 much thanks
  • Cindy
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Ann thanks for your imput, thinking seriously of doing just that.

  • Boh33773891
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Buy A few strands of ivy at the craft store and wrap them around the spindles. either use a glue gun or a staple gun to fasten them. The look is very botanical like..
    • Cindy
      on Jul 12, 2018

      Thats a great idea, i didnt think about doing that except for garland at christmas😊thank you so much!!
  • Shore grandmom
    on Jul 12, 2018

    You could remove the spindles, but before removing the wall you have to make sure that it isn't load bearing. A building contractor or structural engineer will be able to help you with that.

    • Cindy
      on Jul 12, 2018

      Yes it would be a much harder feat ty so much for answering😉
  • Swan Road Designs
    on Aug 8, 2018

    It appears that they are probably not load-bearing given that there seems to be a door frame at the left. If the opening in which they stand is less than 16 inches wide, you should have no problem removing them.


    I'd remove them and hang a piece of stained glass in the space. Putting shelves only invites another place to dust. Leave it as blank as you can, save for a lovely piece of clear/stained glass artwork hanging there.

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