Brick Bookends (2 Hours)

  • Here is a fun one! This one takes a little longer but I like this one because it takes something that is usually trash and makes it beautiful!
    Check out more here:
    http://www.wayfair.com/IdeaLounge/Brick-Bookends-DIY-Project-E4158

    Photo: Laurel Stavros
  • Spring is finally on its way, and cleaning, organizing, and freshening up the house are my priorities. I tackled my bookshelf first. It was a mess of books, vases, and knickknacks that badly needed organizing. These painted brick bookends only took a few minutes to make. Fast, simple organization for spring—just what I needed.
  • Photo: Laurel Stavros
  • Materials:

    Bricks
    White and gold spray paint
    Painter’s tape

  • Photo: Laurel Stavros
  • Directions:

    To cover the dull gray of the bricks, I started with a layer of white spray paint. If you use a paint and primer mix, one coat will be sufficient. Otherwise, you’ll want to do two layers of white.

    Once the first layer of paint is dry, make a triangle using painter’s tape. Then add a layer of gold spray paint to create the geometric pattern. You can create any shape, try chevron, stripes, or squares.

    I wanted another pop of color and so I wrapped my books in varying blue shades of scrapbook paper.

    If I get bored of the metallic and geometric trend by next spring, I can easily spray paint over and create a new design. Maybe by next year my husband won’t mind me wrapping the books in hot pink scrapbook paper?

    Take a peek at some more adorable accents to update and refresh any bookshelf to the right! I love to mix classic and trendy pieces—try a vase filled with fresh flowers, a scented candle in a pretty container (save it for later DIY projects), and an oh-so-cool gold sea urchin figurine.

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