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bookends 3 font

I was bursting at the seams to share this project and today is the day!  I love lacquered anything, but this cute little animals in a lovely deep blue are such a welcome addition to my office.  They were so so simple to make and the options of animal, object, and color are endless.  I think I might even make a few for gifts!

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I simply used Gorilla Super Glue to adhere a plastic toy to a brick, painted with a high gloss paint and finished it off with a high gloss lacquer top coat. Easy, huh?

I had so much fun playing around with styling them and thought the monkey’s faces were humorous.  I really wanted to find horses or a lion, but truth be told, finding the toy to use was the hardest part of this project.  I ended up using dog toys, but I think a trip to a large toy store probably would have yielded good results as well.

So what do you think?  Silly? Fun? Can I say chic?

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  • I love this! So easy and looks great! I would never have thought to do this :)

  • This is genius, Erin! I want to make a gold pair :)

  • Ah I thought of using a brick as a bookend but you make it to a next level. A great idea!!

  • how fun is this!
    our house is filled with funny little animal this-&-that, and I think that picking out the animals for this project sounds SO fun.

  • This is such a great idea!! I can’t wait to do a pair of these for my bookshelves, too!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • These came out absolutely adorable…I definitely want to try this out!

  • Would love to find a set of three See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil monkey figures and stagger them on bookcase shelves!

  • I love these! Never thought of using a brick as the base- brilliant!

  • Those are so fun and inventive, and the monkeys are fantastic. Thanks for sharing the idea!

  • This is the most creative idea! I love how simple it is but how gorgeous the result comes out in the end. Thanks so much for sharing!

    -Lucy @ Leading a Happy Life
    leadingahappylife.blogspot.com

  • I recently picked up dinosaurs from the Target dollar bin and can’t wait to do a similar project!

    • And did you read Casual Vacancy, yet? How was it, if so? I haven’t yet, but have been meaning to!

        • Good to know. I’ll find it at the library.

  • Lovely idea.. I’ll try this after going back home.

  • It’s a interesting site also. I’d love to follow you

  • Holy cow these are adorable! Erin you amaze me at your creativity…new bookends for me and the kids!! I think I’ll make some race car ones for my son’s room. He has a ton of race cars that are not in the best of shape.

  • What a creative idea – and love the Storypeople print in the background!

  • i LOVE this color navy, whats the brand?? i always have a hard time finding the perfect dark blue sprays!!

  • Thank you so much for this great idea, I cannot find bookends I love in black and the only ones available out there are way too expensive.

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