Thursday, January 12, 2012

Repainted Equine Thrift Store Bookends

As I wait to afford the many book cases I intend on purchasing for my living room, I am building up a collection of bookends and stylish displays for my bookcases. These don't have to be expensive. And if they are in my house, they aren't expensive. You can take current trends and find them cheaply at a thrift store and simply paint them your favorite color to bring them up to the modern world. I love white! Lots of pops of white with a matte finish. And what is more modern the ultra bright white?  So, I found these:

These go great with the current trend of all things equine, don't ya think? I also thought they were a brilliant purchase because they look like chess pieces to me and my Mariposa candle holders from Z Gallerie are a play off of chess pieces.

It only took one can of flat white dollar paint from Walmart. There was no primer needed. Bookends were about 4 dollars a piece and paint was one dollar. Love it!

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  1. I love the bookends. I need to find some and paint white. They look amazing.


  2. Thank you, Ruth! I am really partial to them, myself. I was happy to find them, cause I'm usually the last person to find a really good score at a thrift store.

  3. You just reminded me that the guy who runs the outlet store down the block from my flower shop promised to save me the equine bookends he had in the window for $1.00 a piece. Just ran over there and he actually saved them. They are black with a silver mane. I'm thinking of painting them as well. Like the way yours look. will see once I get them home.

  4. Mimi,
    I would seriously love to see them when you finish them. They probably already look nice from the sound of it!

  5. I have a pair of gold bookends that I've been holding onto... maybe I'll have the courage to paint them now. Thanks :P Visiting from TJ ~ stop by and say hi sometime!

  6. They look great! I have western decor, so I'll have to keep my eyes out with thrifting. This would look great in my home :o)

  7. Thank you, Heather. I don't always have the courage to paint things, myself. I'll stop by and check out your blog. Thank you for the invite:)

  8. Thank you, Jen. I think the equine look can go with any decor, depending on how you paint and display it!

  9. These are such a great find! I have seen this equine look everywhere. Job well done!

  10. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas at my first ever link party @!

    Nice to meet you - from one "new" blogger to another!

  11. Nice to meet you, too. You have such a visually appealing blog! I'm sure it's going to grow and grow as time goes on!

  12. great job - i love painting things to make them beautiful - white's the perfect choice.

  13. Thanks, I do love white! Thank you for visiting my tiny blog:)

  14. Get out, I can't believe they only cost a few dollars! They look amazing. Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday and hope to see you back there tomorrow!

  15. Those are great! I LOVE them with the paint

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    1. Thank you, Alison. I've visited your blog, it's quite cute! Love the name!

  17. Okay, "Lucy" how do I not know you? I love these bookends and the nod to chess pieces! I really like how they turned out in white also. Thanks for visiting and sharing your post with me. I will go back and click follow so I can keep track of whatever else you beat me to. ;) Just teasing!!! Looking forward to following you!

  18. Ha! Thanks:) I'm following you, too!

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