One old fencepost, preferably with an ornate top (or you can find a top and attach it)
Wood square for base
Sand down the fencepost, base, and top, then paint each piece the same color.
Use the wood glue and screws to attach the pieces.
That's all there is to it! Now just sit back and bask in the no-more-unsightly-piles-of-coats glow.