Asked on Sep 23, 2020

HAVE ANTIQUE 3FT 'INDIAN FIGURE?' PORCH COLUMN ?? MAYBE A SMALL TABLE

Lindsay AratariMogieMaura White
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HWHAT TO DO WITH ANTIQUE 3 FOOT HIGH BY 5" CIRCULAR PIECE OF OLD pORCH COLUMN , LIKE MAKE A SMALL CHAIR SIDE TABLE MY PIECE HAS A FIGURE ON IT, MAYBE LIKENESS OF AN INDIAN FIGURE, WHAT CAN i DO WITH IT? a LITTLE TABLE OR SOMETHING, A PLANT STAND? NEEDS COLOR AND WANT TO USE IN HOME ideas?????


12 answers
  • Dee
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Diane: Can you please post a photo so we can see exactly what it is you are talking about. Then we can offer advise.. Thanks

  • Betsy
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Hi Diane: You can get a piece of wood and screw the post ( from underneath) into the centre of it for stabilization. You can even carpet, paint or stain this piece. Or, you can use thin nails and put molding around the edges. Then, you can paint it different colours, to match what an Indian outfit would look like, and put a top on it, like the bottom, put a piece of glass on it and use it for a plant stand or a stand to put your tea cup on while you are sitting in a comfy chair and reading :) Good luck

  • I think it would make a great plant stand or side table. If you make it into a table, you may want to consider a glass top so the figure can be seen.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Yes I would make a smal table and add glass on top to see the bottom

  • Cindy
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Hi there Diane. My name is Cindy. Do you have any Indian ancestors? If you do, you could make a totem pole. One that describes your life journey. Beside the wooden piece that you already have, you could use coffee cans, cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, etc. An empty coffee can could be spray painted, and then decorated. Something meant to represent a particular period in your life. And, Diane, after you have a few sections, then turn it into a lamp. Now there's a real conversation starter.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Hello Diane,

    Yes, Plant / Vase Stand, Wine Table, Totem Pole, Lamp Base, but before you do anything with it, it might be worth asking an antiques dealer what it would be worth as it is! Best wishes.

  • K. Rupp
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Hi Dianne, do you have a pic you can put up? Sounds like a cool project. You would need to buy a circular piece of glass to put on top if the figure has a flat surface that you can put the table top on top of. You can get them at Micheals, amazon, maybe Joanne fabrics. Usually craft stores will have them. Good luck!

  • Recreated Designs
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Hi Diane, I love that you want to reuse your coloumn! A table sounds perfect. You could add a glass or wood top and create a small side table or plant stand. You could also use it as is and put a lamp on top or something that size without having to alter he original column at all. It would also look beautiful in a garden as a decorating amount the plants.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Sep 24, 2020

    You could put a table top in it and cover with a marine varnish to make it safe to use outdoors.

  • Maura White
    on Sep 24, 2020

    I love the idea of a unique side table like that!

  • Mogie
    on Sep 24, 2020

    Make custom wooden chess pieces.

  • Lindsay Aratari
    on Oct 1, 2020

    I think a table would be nice

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