Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Painted Something

I never paint anything. Well, I rarely paint anything. I picked these babies up at an estate sale a few weekends ago, and even I knew they needed help. The green wasn't offensive, but there were issues. I can't say it was rust, as these stands are solid wood. But, it looked like rust. Fungus? It wasn't just red dirt. Heck, I have no idea. And just spending time thinking about it is more than I want to do.

I generally like to buy things and use them or sell them "as is." I have a full time job. I have a wonderful man I like to spend time with. I have more cats than I can count on one hand. I have local family that I enjoy hanging with. I have friends, even. And I have Primitiques, my child. All this stuff makes actually painting and working on stuff non-desirable to me. Time is an issue, ya know?

Check out the bowl shape on top. What is that all about? Plant stands generally are flat on top, right? I don't see any indication of this being used as an ashtray. Candy stands? What do you think the bowls are for? Candle?
Happy Wednesday!


  1. I love those tall stands! Good call to repaint. I am thinking someone already worked over a couple of columns and only had bowls to cap them off? Add a wooden charger to the top for a flat surface? It's a win/win either way....candy bowl at easy access height...PERFECT!

  2. My grandmother had something similar to these in the '60s. There was all this plastic fruit and flowers in the top with florist foam in the bowl part. I think one of her customers gave it to her as a Christmas gift. I digress, could have been a diy project from a magazine of the day, but what do I know? Paint, baby, paint. I think the fat lady has sung and I was asleep. Tn'T

  3. Once you start painting you can never quit. A little paint changes things. I dont buy any thing that requires more than paint, a little fabric ect.

  4. I like the white! What a huge difference. In New England they have these stands for your garden and you put this glass ball on top. I'm not sure of the signifigance, but this kinda reminds me of it a little. I don't think that's it though. They would probably be metal if they were to be kept outside.

  5. Can't go wrong with painting something white. Very classic!
    Expanding on what Domestic Fringe said, you could always paint a bowling ball your favorite color and place on top! I think silver could be cool. (Just make sure you don't bump into it)



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