Wood Craft Numbers Become Gold Dipped Bookends!

3 Materials
30 Minutes
I love decorating with numbers. They are a fun addition to any room and they always start a conversation when people come over. They can represent something special or don't have to stand for anything. Numbers are just a fun touch in any space. We are in the middle of an office makeover and I wanted to add bookends to some bookshelves. Instead of spending a lot of money in the stores, I decided to make my own. This project was so easy and took less than an hour to make.
I pick up numbers at yard sales and thrift stores whenever I find them. I have had these wood numbers in my stash just waiting for a project and thought they would make the perfect bookends for the home office.

Supplies Needed To Make Gold Dipped Number DIY Bookends:
To start transforming these wood numbers into bookends, I stained them with Dark Walnut stain.
Then, I added a "gold-dipped" touch by painted the bottom portion of each number in gold paint.
I attached a piece of scrap wood to the back of each number so they would stand up and be able to hold a few books between them.
In only a few steps, I have some fun bookends for the home office! These were so simple to make and I have a few numbers left over that I may make another set for the other bookcase in the office.
Do you like to decorate with numbers?
Find more details on this project on my blog: http://mycreativedays.porch.com/diy-bookends-gold-dipped-numbers/
Suggested materials:
  • Wood Numbers
  • Gold Paint
  • Dark Walnut Stain
Lindsay Eidahl
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