Wanting so as to add some additional colour and elegance to a naked bookshelf? Create these DIY bookends on a dime! With a half log and some enjoyable and daring paints convey a half log to life for this venture. A number of easy cuts and these sturdy items are prepared in your artistic contact. Personalize their shade and measurement in your decor!
- half a log (could be as thick or skinny as you favor for this venture)
- paint brush
- multicolored paints (decide three in the identical household in case you are going for ombre as pictured right here)
- sanding block
- varnish (optionally available) for completed product
1. Begin sourcing a log and making certain that your half log is minimize right down to measurement. Should you can’t discover a big sufficient slab and are ranging from scratch, you might have to chop down a log with a sequence noticed. Ideally all sides of those e-book ends must be large sufficient to face on their very own and heavy sufficient to help books. You’ll be able to reduce one giant log slab down into four quarters (which can truly yield 2 units of ebook ends). In case you are beginning with simply half the log all you have to do is reduce down the middle. If the guide ends are too lengthy for you then reduce them down additional to desired measurement. You’ll probably want a robust and nicely sharpened noticed in case your items are on the bigger measurement.
2. Sand the off the splinters and sand down the 2 open sides of the log (not the bark aspect). Sand till clean and prepared for paint.
three. Utilizing three totally different shades of comparable colours (right here we used gold, peach and scorching pink), paint an ombre impact on the aspect of the ebook ends to face you. Let dry and place with on both sides of your books to maintain them in place!
Including varnish to the completed venture is optionally available. Right here we stored it naked, however including varnish would add a extra completed look to the items. And the way you paint the top ebook ends is completely as much as you, go for the ombre as proven right here, decide a single colours, or depart au pure!