Wait, how is it Monday already?! Seriously, that weekend flew by. Anyone else feel that way? Gah. I want a do-over. I’m not ready for Monday. Actually I shouldn’t say that because it’s an exciting week around here. The window in our kids’ room is going in this week. Yaaaaaay! I can’t wait to share more of that process with you guys, but today is also fun because I’m joining a group of bloggers for a little fall inspired blog hop. And since I haven’t shared a good ol’ fashioned DIY project in a while I figured today would be a good day for it. This project is super snazzy because it involves a pair of vintage porch posts that my parents found at an auction a few years ago. I loved them, but I honestly couldn’t figure out what to do with them because these suckers are HUGE. So they were tucked away in storage, just living a sad little life. Until today that is! We pulled them out, grabbed the saw and turned them into the easiest DIY vintage pumpkin stands. Here’s a before shot of one of the posts:
Cool, right? It’s obviously huge and I was stumped on what to do with it for the longest time. But I was at an antique store recently when I saw small sections of a large spindle that were being used to hold pumpkins and candles. I almost bought them, until I realized I could make my own with these giant old posts. So that’s what we did!
This literally took all of 10 minutes, if that. My husband simply used a skilsaw to cut the posts into sections. I wanted them to be different heights, so we made sure to cut them all at varying lengths. And that was it. Badda boom, badda bing! DONE. Here’s how they look now:
Aren’t those the cutest little pumpkin stands you ever did see?! The thing I love most about them is they’re not only the perfect size to hold mini pumpkins, but each post is different and unique. None of them match, which I think is kinda cool. Plus you just can’t go wrong with chippy white paint, right?! Right.
You guys know I love repurposing vintage finds and I think this is definitely one of my favorite repurpose-y type projects yet. And I gotta say, it feels good to know that I finally used those posts for something after they were left in storage for years. No more sad life for them! They’re great for these little pumpkins, but I also think these would work for holding candles or even as vintage book ends. They’re also hollow, so I could even use them as little “vases” with a few faux flowers or some greenery. So many possibilities–I can’t wait to use these around the house!
Thank you soooooo much for stopping by and spending part of your day here with me. I’d love to hear what you think of these pumpkin stands. And if you have a few extra minutes, be sure to hoppity-hop on over to these other great blogs for more fall inspired ideas: