May 04, 2012

Guest Post: Mine for the Making (Drab to Fab Bookends)


Hi there Tattered & Inked readers!
I love hanging out over here and was excited when Kelsey invited me back.

My name is Kara and I am mommy to a sassy diva 4 year old and wife to my high school sweetheart. I share crafts, recipes, frugal decor, printables, mommy adventures, teaching ideas, and all things DIY on my blog, Mine for the Making.

Today I am going to share a frugal decor project that I did quite a while ago, but am still in with. 

Drab to Fab Bookends
{tutorial}


 I found these 3 lil guys at the dollar store, but I wasn't diggin' the color. So what did I do?


 That's right...spray painted them.


I spray painted the 'bookends' Aqua (Satin) by Rust-oleum
I used sand paper to antique them and, using a paper towel, I rubbed dark brown Stencil Magic Paintcreme (recommended by a really crafty friend) on some of the "roughed up" areas. 
I finished them off with clear coat of Krylon

Here they are!



I use them as bookends on my bookshelf (that I love even though it was not the most expensive, lavish piece of furniture...it serves the purpose).

Total cost: under $4
(I had the paint, sandpaper, and stencil creme on hand.)

What do you think? Do you need some new bookends in your life?

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2 comments:

  1. Woohoo! I can't believe I get to go first!. I love this project, and can't believe you got those at the dollar store! Now I will just have to go and find some....
    Great job! Love the distressed look.

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