Thursday, July 19, 2012

Old Porch Posts

Discarded wood porch posts are amazing additions to the outdoors! I was fortunate in having access to seven and a half free wooden posts that Mr D cut in half, giving me six halves to place around the yard. I love the look all of them!

These came from a local church that Mr D & co replaced with vinyl and I immediately claimed them. This was a project we both worked on.
This single half post came from son L when he replaced an old shop/garage with a new one. It's topped with an old wooden finial.
These came from Mr D's sister. They had an old, abandoned house on their property that got torn down.
I had a vision for them, though they were stored for several years before I figured it out! This one is topped by a de-electrified outdoor light.
 There are two of these along side a path in the back, topped by finials from old lamp pieces.
These run along the south side of the house and are topped with simple wooden balls I bought at HD and aged with time.

Wooden posts are hollow in the inside center and part way up from the bottom.
 Hammer some kind of sturdy stake in the ground - this is part of a fiberglass fence post. Just place the post over whatever you're using. And no, it's not sturdy - it's for looks only!
For the finial, I used a small enough piece of board to fit inside the hollow post, drilled a hole in it and screwed the finial to it and plopped it in the post.
 It's easy enough to use them without a lot of effort. I've moved these around several times but believe they've 'found' their places now!

How have you recycled old wooden posts?

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Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


I love how you have repurposed these wonderful old wooden posts and given them a new life.

Looks great, well done!

Paula said...

These old wooden posts add a lot of interest to your yard. It's great that you were able to repurpose so many of them.

Larry said...

I absolutely love your recycled posts... they look perfect in the garden setting and I'm going to have to do some searching and try this myself... great idea!! Larry

Melanie said...

Your posts look fabulous!!! Love the de-electrified light!!!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hi Esther: These columns are just phenomenal in your garden--I love the pergola seating area with the chandelier--gorgeous! I did a garden column project recently that you might like. Take care, and have a lovely weekend!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love Love Love the posts and what you did with each of them. So great and pretty. You have inspired me to do something with a couple I have in the shed. Beautiful

One More Time said...

oh my goodness I love this especially the two of these along side a path in the back, topped by finials from old lamp pieces love love love it! I would like to invite you to share them at my linky party I really think this is something that should be shared!!!

One More Time said...

oh and I am now following you!

Kathy said...

It all looks wonderful. Each accents the next...just perfect.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

these looks great. I love the way they've weathered and they way you've displayed them around your gardens!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Old posts add such great architecture. Love what you did with the church posts.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

How neat!! Especially love the de-electrified light!
Also wanted to thank you again for the Lowes card I won. Bought a Kwanzan Cherry tree this spring. Those trees were blooming so beautifully one year when I was visiting my cousin I knew I had to have one. It will remind me of Lancaster when it's blooming:)

Fishtail Cottage said...

love pretty~~~~ thank you for sharing this inspiring post (no pun intended) over here at this weeks garden party...such a fantastic idea! xoox, tracie

Leslie's Garden said...

How creative! I love the one with the de-electrified light. And I like the one with the finial from a lamp. Super clever use of the posts!

Richella said...

These are great! They add so much charm--love the way you've repurposed these old pieces to make them such lovely additions to your garden.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I LOVE all of your beautiful posts in your garden! They add such character!!


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