Looking for creative bookends

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Needed bookends for shelves in living room area. I prefer something rustic or old looking.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 11, 2016
    Are you looking to make them or buy them?

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 11, 2016
    Rustic can mean many styles from physically rusty items to vintage to country. I think some old bricks might be interesting. Other items could include ironwork pieces, unfinished /rough wood, silver serving pieces or just about anything heavy enough to support your books. What is your style?

  • Janet Judy Janet Judy on Apr 11, 2016
    I had some very old cotton bale scales that had heavy weights on them. I took the weights off and use them for bookends. They are vintage and look good with my decor. By the way, I purchased them on ebay .

  • Lindalovie55 Lindalovie55 on Apr 12, 2016
    two old flat irons.or stone hot water bottles

  • Becky Sunderman Becky Sunderman on Apr 12, 2016
    I use items that I enjoy looking at - heavy glass globes, small stacked boxes of all kinds, pottery, Balinese tjaps (Used for batik and other printing), other books, old cameras

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Apr 12, 2016
    Check salvage yards and thrift stores and think about weight, size and balance of the items that might work. Example : I use two old lanterns. They don't match and neither one works and isn't worth fixing it to make it work. I filled the tanks that holds the fuel with plaster to give it enough weight that the books won't tip it over. Use your imagination. A mason jar filled with nuts and bolts might work if you like it. Browse through a hardware store for more ideas.

  • Kat Emerick Kat Emerick on Apr 12, 2016
    Vintage canning jars (with the zinc lids) filled with marbles, sea glass or seashells (depending on the weight you need) - beautiful conversation pieces.

  • Colleenlatta Colleenlatta on Apr 12, 2016
    I like to find old shelf supports or architectural brackets and turn them on their side, straight side toward the books. You could paint them, but if you're lucky enought to find old ones with character, I'd leave them like that.

  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Apr 16, 2016
    Junk yard...go to a car junk yard. you will find something that will inspire you. Share here

  • Diane Fairbanks Diane Fairbanks on May 01, 2016
    bricks, either as is, or painted to look like old, colorful books!