Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a tutorial to make DIY Rhinestone Glam Bookends for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge! I found two wooden bookends at my local thrift store with beautiful lines and they were in great shape…but a tad boring. I needed more bookends for my new office so I gave them a glam makeover using chalky finish paint and rhinestone studding!
This is such a quick and easy makeover…. and let’s you be a kid again!! You get to play with jeweled stick-on rhinestones – how fun!!
These DIY bookends are a fabulous handmade gift idea (birthday, graduation, holiday gift giving!) Add a book, tie together with twine and you have an inexpensive gift that anyone would love to receive!
Here’s how to make these DIY Rhinestone Glam Bookends!
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- Two bookends – found at my local thrift store
- Relic Chalky Finish Paint
- Crystal Color stick-on Rhinestones
- Paint Brush
Here’s a before shot:
- With damp paper towel wipe bookends to clean and remove dust. Let dry.
- Give each bookend two coats of Relic Chalky Finish Paint, letting each coat dry completely. (No sanding required!)
- Add a row of stick-on rhinestones to a flat edge of the bookend as shown below.
I love this rich gray color and the subtle sparkle of the rhinestone jewels!! I think they’ll add a pretty touch of chic glamour to my home office and help keep my books from falling over!
There are so many variations you can use to personalize thrift store bookends – paint them any color and add whatever type of adhesive stick-ons you personally love! These would look amazing with adhesive letters (monogram!) or numbers too!
I hope you like my DIY Rhinestone Glam Bookends and tutorial!
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