I started off with the salvaged porch post.
A portion of the bottom had to be cut off to make the post 6' tall.
The portion that was cut off was the part that was attached to the porch and it had a lot of old nails in it.
The post also needed a good cleaning. It was quite dirty.
I purchased a couple fence pieces from Lowes, to attach to the top of the post,
to give it a more finished look.
The iron brackets and hooks are from Hobby Lobby. (1/2 price)
I primed and painted all of the pieces, including the post, before putting it together.
Then my husband helped me screw a bracket to each side of the post, while I held the post up straight.
Then we screwed the finial piece onto the top of the post and screwed the hooks to each side of the post.
I placed the hooks at two different heights because I thought it looked better than at the same height.
Two of the hooks are higher and two of the hooks are lower.
Lastly, I painted the entire piece with two coats of white paint.