DIY Bookends

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I don't know about ya'll, but I love Pinterest! My girlfriend introduced me to it in May of this year and I think I have spread it like the plague to all my friends. I am always getting tons of ideas on how to DIY things and thus making my already cramped apartment more cluttered (I like to call it eccentric). I recently saw how a lady took garden statues, spray painted them and then used them as bookends. So, I have been on a mission lately to find something relevant to try it out on.

Today, whilst shopping at the Salvation Army I found two really cool 'actual' bookends. They are in the shape of giant chess pieces and I thought they were really cool. They started out a goldish color, which wasn't all that bad, but I was dead set on painting them!

See my journey below :)

P.S. The bookends only cost $5.99 for both and the spay paint was $7.99.... Grand Total of $14!!!

Here is the before. Not so bad, right? But, I was on a painting high :D

The medium I choose. I want to find one with a mirror finish.. perhaps a part II in this saga...
After Coat #1
The final product!
Yay!! My two new Knight bookends! Like my bookshelf needs more things and stuff :D

I am so gosh darn excited about these!!

8 comments :

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

They look great! If you want a glossy, glossy finish, could you try varnish?

I recently built a desk with the Hubs, and I wanted the stained top to GLEAM, like laquer. Eight coats did the trick.

http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-diy-desks-surface.html

India said...

wooow so nice!

Anonymous said...

Those are SO cool...love them :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Monica and Whitney said...

Oh, my! I love these!

Ask the Duplex

Sara Soda said...

Oh my gosh... those are lovely! I need some fantastic bookends, these are great!

Pop Champagne said...

omg that is so cool, I've been looking for horse sculptures for my house forever! its so nice that you gave them a "face lift", they look awesome on your shelf!

Tori said...

so creative! love<3
-Tori
www.fashiontrendsmore.com

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

What fun a creative idea! :) I love it. Loving your blog!