OK, let's take a look at the before: I'm actually not sure where or when these were made. They're some kind of metal, but they're hollow (which comes in handy later) with no markings on the inside. they also appear to be painted gold, but that paint is obviously worn off over the years.
|And they have a good amount of detail that I want to keep with the new finish|
|before: I placed each bookend on a garden stake in the middle of the yard|
|after: with just 2 coats of paint, a few minutes apart, we have it!|
That's it; on to the next project! Want to know what it is? Follow me on twitter for sneak peeks and updates! If you're just looking for inspiration, stayed tuned @ dawntoussaint.com for more on my projects through the summer! If you're looking to get some of the items you've seen here, on twitter, or on my boards, check out my etsy shop!