Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Decorating with Old Columns

Hello everyone!

Well, we survived the storms.  Thank goodness!  They weakened, greatly, by the time they made it to us.  So, we've only been dealing with rain so far.  

Have you ever wondered what to do with something you find at an antique store?  I've had these old columns for years.  When I found them, I wasn't exactly sure how I would use them, but knew they would add some personality somewhere!

I recently moved one in my foyer and placed a concrete artichoke on top. I'm using it as an architectural piece.  




I like how simple it is and fills an empty spot without looking cluttered.

The other column I have is in my sitting room.  I'm using it as a planter.


The tops of these columns actually have a hole in them, so I can place something inside if I want too.  

For extra stabilization, my columns have been placed on top of cement capitols.  I like how they look as well.


So, these are just a few ideas of what you could do with an old column if you happen to find one.  I've been enjoying mine for a very long time and can't imagine that I'll ever part with them.  They're truly one of a kind!

Thanks for stopping by! 

~ Kelly ~

28 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love how those look!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

they're gorgeous! i just adore every detail of your home and savor each photograph you share of it. truly. it's stunning...all of it!

chateau chic said...

Your columns are fabulous, Kelly! I love using columns to add height and interest to a lonely corner of a room.
Mary Alice

Ron said...

Kelly- I have two that I have used in the garden area. I used them in the dining room in my Atlanta home but tired of them. I too love the architectural look of them. Yours look fab!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Beautiful! I think the choices you've made are great! I have been looking for an old coloumn for years. I'm hoping to check an architectural store some time this year.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly I love how they look!

Pondside said...

I wouldn't ever part with them either!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Those both look great!

Deserae said...

I love your columns and wouldn't be able to part with them either!!! I have one that is solid wood and weighs so much I can hardly lift it by myself. The funny part is it is uneven on the bottom just like my floor so between the two it sits level. Odd huh? LOL!!!
~Des

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

They look great in your home. Love that pineapple finial too!

Suzan Sweatman said...

They're absolutely perfect - LOVE the pineapple on top - gorgeous !!!
xxx

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love old columns and yours look so pretty! I especially like the size of them. They're a great statement piece. I wouldn't ever part with them either. :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

They look smashing Kelly! I especially luv then one in the foyer.
Hugs, Gee

Olive said...

I love the one used as a planter. A dealer friend has several of these for sale in our shop. Yours are beautiful. xo, olive

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...I just love your columns!! They make a great statement in your home and are very beautiful!!
hugs,
Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
I love these columns. They are gorgeous and bring a lovely statement to both rooms. I love the idea of the capitals for the bottom of the posts. They look awesome. You rocked this decor change! Love it.
Kris

Ivy and Elephants said...

Kelly, these are just gorgeous! Love the artichoke and capitals. Perfect in both rooms!
Hugs,
Patti

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

You have such a good eye for this kind of thing. The columns look fantastic -- love how you used them!

Nancy's Notes said...

Kelly, what a fabulous look! You are so clever, they are just perfect!

My Forever Changing Home said...

I love both looks Kelly! How cool you can use one for a planter. I love anything that can travel... all around the house :) I like to keep things changed up.. as do you.

KC said...

Love your columns Kelly! I have been searching for some myself for years with no luck :(

NanaDiana said...

Those are ALL great. I really LOVE those old columns but only have one anymore. xo Diana

Cynthia said...

I have no idea where it came from but I love columns and old windows. I love this with the pineapple on top, what a keeper. Happy you are safe!!!

Cynthia

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Hey Kelly....I love columns. When I fined them here in VA they are sort of expensive. We just got rain here too but it washed some of my mulch away...buggy!
The artichoke looks like it was made for the column it sit upon. Enjoy your weekend!

Debbie Koperski said...

Love the way you used your columns, Kelly! Especially like how you added the capitals on the bottoms...very nice! I also like to see them added to the top.
Your house is just beautiful. I scrolled through your previous posts, and enjoyed all of your images.
Debbie
xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love columns and architectural things about the house..love the way you positioned them in the room!
They make such a great statement!

Sandy said...

I love architectural salvaged pieces in a home. Your columns are gorgeous, Wish I had room for something like this in my home. I also really love your wide planed wood floors.

Anne said...

Oh my goodness....absolutely adore this Kelly! Love columns ....but they can be hard to find.Love how you styled yours!
xx
Anne