I have a support pole or Johnny Pole in my family room. Over the years, we have seen them disguised many ways. Truth is, short of pulling out the ceiling and putting in new beams, we are stuck with it. It came with the house. It dictates furniture placement etc. and it is an eyesore. I have painted it chalk paint, white, colors, it still stands out. We even saw one at a parade of homes that was done in chrome (that one looked like a stripper pole). The other day while looking at my curtains (all hung on copper pipe) I thought - Copper. So, I painted it copper. Cost, less than $7.00, such a bargain. Check it out below. Before, the white pole.
For the under coat of brown, I just used a $1, sample from Home Depot, they had mixed it for someone and it was wrong, so I got it for $1. Worked great for me. Painted the pole brown. See it above.
An inspiration photo of a pole in a family room. Love theirs.
One project down, many more to go.