Last October I did a post called a Golden DIY. It was a simple craft, spray painting resin animal figures gold to use as accent pieces in a bookcase or on a table. I thought they came out pretty cool, and I have been wanting to do another set of them and add them to unfinished bookends.
You would think that finding unfinished bookends would be so easy — not the case!! I called several local unfinished furniture stores, visited the local craft stores, searched for them on Etsy and could not find them unfinished. My girlfriend did a little sleuthing (thank you!) and her search on Etsy proved more fruitful than mine and I was able to get a completely unfinished pair of very simple looking bookends ($10). This was several weeks ago and I’m still waiting for them to arrive.
What did arrive last week however was another pair I picked up on Etsy. They were billed by the seller as “vintage” for $20. Upon arrival and inspection they were most definitely hanging around unused on someones bookshelf for quite sometime. But I have to say I didn’t mind the color of them at all, in fact I was going to keep them as is and just tack the animals on, but in the end I decided to paint them (I noticed one of the books was upside down on one side so they actually looked funny). I painted them black at first and then changed my mind because I thought I might use them in my new little office space and black would not work. So I painted them with Benjamin Moore’s Silverland Pine. I think I will be able to use them, we’ll see!
Here is how it went….
I know not everyone is into the animals, this is such a simple project and you can use anything, block letters would be cool too, baseballs for a little boys room or something for a babies room would be fun as well. Wherever your imagination takes you!
Have a beautiful day!!