what would you do with this?

davis and i are working on a project using these old bed posts from our bed. before i show you what we did, i thought it would be fun to see what YOU would have done if i had handed these 4 bed posts to you and said, “make something with these!”


Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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    Giant candlesticks, poles for hobby horses, pen for a giant, lamp stand, off the top of my head

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    Well, before I read what they were, I thought they would make great magic wands, but they’re obviously too large! I might make a banner out of fabric and stretch it between two of the bedposts.– like a monogrammed family banner for the mantle.

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    I think they would make very nice candle holders. :)

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    I would bracket them to the wall and hang picture frames from them with ribbon. They would look good as a group on a large wall to showcase family photos and art work.

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    i was thinking they would make a great start of a skeleton with a little white paint and a few odd and ends, or maybe…. different size witch brooms…got halloween on the brain!!! lol

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    Pam C.

    Picture frame or use as rod to hang pictures from.

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    All I can think of is having the hubby drill and sand some holes in it to make recorder-type things for my boys. But then the practical side of me says “do I really need to think of something else that makes lots of noise?” And now that I think about it more… bedposts would make HUGE recorders. LOL That idea is out!

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    I would cut the 2 larger ones in half and then use all 6 pieces to make a hall tree for coats, scarves, bags. These spindles would be the arms of the tree, obviouslt mounted and different heights, maybe even a couple mounted low for kids to reach. It would be even better if you could find an old banister or spindle that was tall to use for the base… (OR) if I had kids…the two smaller ones look like flutes! You could paint “holes” on them and let the kids have pretent instruments! (Maybe make them a marching band hat out of contruction paper!) I’m excited to see what you did!

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    I think I would gather them all up alternating between the 2 different sizes and make a lamp. But I don’t know how big they are so maybe a really big lamp? and of course spray paint them, because I spray paint everything : )

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    I would have someone make some metal flowers and solder them to the poles. Then I would have them make little claw feet to have soldered to the bottom. I’d have to have someone else do all this because I don’t have all those “crafting” tools! lol!


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    Desk Legs. One side with a cubby of some sort to balance them. I am currently trying to make over my desk so that’s what’s on my mind. Can’t wait to see!

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    I would cut the long ones to the same length as the shorter ones and make a table or bench with them….. I hope they’d be strong enough for that, they are bed posts I hope they are strong!!

    Can’t wait to see what it is you’re doing.

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    I have an entertainment center that I would like to be taller so I would cut them to equal lengths and put them on it as legs raising it up about 12-18″ inches

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    My first thought was to make play telescopes for your boys. But they’re probably too big and heavy for that. I think I’d try to make some sort of curtain rod or wall hanging thing with them. Their shape is beautiful! I can’t wait to see what you two did!

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    Leigh Anne

    I would chop off the two long ones (save that top part cuz that what CA’s do :) And attach all 4 of them to the bottom of an old door (as legs) to make a cool coffee table. Paint & distress as needed. Excited to see your project!

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    Make bagpipes.

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    My vision is to see them as scrolls. You know? the wooden dowels at the end of a scroll before there were books. I know you will find something awesome to do with ’em.

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    Amy Augeri

    I’ve been wanting to use our hall upstairs for family photos. I would take the small ones and wrap fabric around them (yes, me) and put the Arendall and Augeri information on it. Then I would take the large ones and wrap different fabric around them and put pictures of England and Sicily on there. Beside the countries would be pictures of our ancestors. Especially Filomena and Guido Augeri who arrived at Ellis Island in 1904. I would definitely need a pic of Ellis Island and our family brick there too. Not that I’m proud of my history at all.