A while back I saw an idea on Martha Stewart on how to make your own bookends using a brick that had been slightly chiseled. I decided to go ahead and make it but taking it a step further by spray painting it, you guessed it, gold. This couldn't be easier and the results couldn't be prettier. It is almost as if you turn a brick into a gold nugget. It works perfectly to hold up a variety of coffee table books and also doubles as a nice paper weight.
Also, I am so thrilled to be featured today on Mimosa Lane, a gorgeous blog dedicated to even more beautiful things. I am sharing six of my favorite things, be sure to stop over and see Albertina's wonderful blog!
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Take two bricks - either reclaimed or new. If new, lightly hit the top with a hammer to break off the edges to create a rustic look. Coat each brick with a layer of spray paint - I used Rustoleum metallic gold. Allow to dry and presto, you have two bookends!*All photographs by Alison