DIY home decor on a budget – How to make DIY Rhinestone Glam Bookends! See the glam makeover I gave two boring thrift store bookends using chalky finish paint and rhinestone studding! Great gift idea- these bookends plus a couple of books is a fast and easy present!
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
- 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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Love these, Heather!! I want some.
Thanks you Julie!! I’m sure your thrift store has some bookends – mine always has some!
There you have it right in that post….. proof there can be style without spending big bucks.
Absolutely Bliss!! Having a beautiful home is all about repurposing and it doesn’t require a boat load of cash!
these are beautiful Heather, I love the bling, perfection!
Thank you Kristin – you know I can’t resist to add sparkle to everything lol!
Wow, I just love them!! I’ve never paid attention to bookends, but now I need to find some! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Pili – so glad you like them! Thanks for visiting!
OMG!! Love these!! They turned out so good! http://www.lovesthefind.com/
Thank you Ashlyn for visiting and your lovely compliments on my bookends! 🙂