While we are on the topic of gold, I decided to share this simple little project I did this week! It happens to be a lovely shape of sorts and decided to put it to good use and give it a new purpose!
For the longest time, we’ve had these old bricks in the back yard. I don’t know if we were planning on using them, selling them or even tossing them. All I know is that they’ve been in the same spot for so long! Because of their fun shape and size, I thought it would be fun to give a couple of them a new home and transform them into bookends! Why not?
I cleaned them up quite a bit – they had collected all sorts of dust and cobwebs. I spray painted them with gold (again) and just like that, they were new-ish! They are super heavy, so they make great bookends! Finally something that’s actually sturdy!
I love how the gold really made all the details of the brick pop out! The texture is great, so it’s not just this shiny bright surface. I had to put a couple pads under each bookend so that our table wouldn’t get scratched every time we moved them. Other than that, they are working out great!