Weighty Book Ends

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"Ten Minute Update" 
Got a pair of boring bookends?


 Turn them into a junker's dream...

I had to give mine a spritz of metallic spray paint because they were a little too yucky even for me...



All I needed to junk them up (in a good way this time)  
was 2 old rusty 3 lb. barbells and some twine...


I just tied the barbells on to the book ends...



And I've got myself some first class 
junky book ends!


Strong enough to hold up even your heaviest reading!


Susan

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25 comments

  1. Oh I like this idea, it is making me think about how I could use bookends after all.

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  2. Hi Susan, I just bought a couple sets of those "yucky" metal bookends at the thrifts store with intentions of junking them up too. Wish I had some of those cool weights...love how you just tied them on with twine...my kind of project :) Chat soon, Laurel

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  3. When I saw the bookend picture thought to myself, where is she going with this? Another amazing idea. Keep them coming girl. Love the bookends.

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  4. What a clever idea! I just love projects like that.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  5. The most amazing part is that you found weights all rusty like that! I never see stuff like that in my area. Neat redo.

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  6. Fantastic photos. I'm surprised again and again what is possible. So inspiring ... ;)

    Enjoy this week!

    Tine

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  7. so creative and totally inspiring. i like :)

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  8. Such a creative idea and so simple. They turned out great. Thanks for linking to the party.

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  9. What a cute idea! Susan, I do believe my Garage is full of weights like that ;)
    Love the idea, and it's perfect for an office too. Great job, Mrs.

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  10. I love the "industrial" look of those bookends! Thanks for sharing that great idea.

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  11. This is so cool! Love the look of a rusty weight. Who knew.

    Donna

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  12. This is a great idea! Love the barbells, perhaps spray paint them too! Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  13. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

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  14. What an awesome idea! I have some cast iron architectural stars that I need to do something with. This would be perfect for them. Thanks!
    (here from Dittle Dattle)

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  15. You are very clever. I need to look to poke around in the garage for something to incorporate with you idea. Thanks!

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  16. susan... these made me chuckle! What a great idea.
    gail

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  17. What a clever idea!!
    Thanks for linking this up as well!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  18. What a great "weigh" to dress up those bookends! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  19. Bookends that can be a cellphone holder is really imaginative. I don't imagined that a bookends can be a cellphone holder too. Sounds good! When the time past, more and more people would surely try this one.

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  20. It was a cool thing what you did to your book ends. With the barbels that you added, the book ends will also have additional support to the books.

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  21. This decorative set of bookends is made of hand forged and hand hammered metal finished in heavily antiqued golden bronze.

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  22. Look good, ideal for a man's study. Love it.

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Susan

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