Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Drab to Fab Bookends

This is probably the quickest, simplest makeover I've ever done.  I picked up these second hand book ends for a crazy low price.  I thought they were $2 each and was happy to pay that, but was pleasantly surprised to learn they were $2 for the pair.  I like gold accents in design, which are making a big come back, but these puppies were a sort of late 80s not-cute shade of gold.  So I did as many a design blogger has done before me and pulled out the primer and Heirloom White spray paint I had on hand.  

After a quick couple of sprays of each, I ended up with these:

I didn't bother using a sealer - I almost never do.  I start with the assumption that I'm going to change the color down the line any way, so what is the point?  I may even bring these back to gold eventually, but a more modern shade. Well, there you have it, that was my first before and after makeover share! 

Joining up with Transformation Thursday!


  1. They look really good. You're making me want to go paint something a different color.

  2. Thanks! These small paint projects are addicting. Once you start, you can't stop changing out the colors of things!

  3. I love the stool. I found you through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Have a great day. :)