When the discussion is on the world’s most precious thing, yes! we are on the topic of gold, but we are not at all dealing with real gold here so no need to raise your heartbeats. I just wanted to share this simple little project which I did this week! It happens to be a lovely shape of sorts . Then I decided to put it to some sort of good use and provide it a new purpose!
For the longest time, we’ve had these old bricks in the back yard. I don’t know whether we have any plan of 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 box-like shape and size, I thought it would be fun to give a couple of them that can be used in a distinct way and transform them into bookends! Why not?
I cleaned them up as I was able to – they have gathered all sorts of dust and cobwebs, as they were lying outside without anyone care. 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!
Of course, the best part is that for preparing this I don’t have to invest anything in the material required, it was totaly free! Seriously, isn’t it something amazing in spray paint and its capacity to do wonders?! What do you think?