A few months ago, I share my Custom Craft Space on the blog. I’m still SO proud of this wall-turned-craft-sanctuary that my husband helped me design :) As with any project, there were still a few looming projects that I wanted to complete one day. An up cycled desk chair, craft supply labels, and a few DIY organizational elements. That’s where these beautiful DIY Chrome Owl Bookends come in! Just one more piece to help me personalize my workspace.
I was first inspired when I saw these adorable owl salt and pepper shakers on sale at Target for only $2!
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Next, I filled the salt and pepper holes with putty. Then after the putty dried, I sanded it down so that there wouldn’t be a bump on the top of the owl’s head. The owl on the left [above] is sanded and then one on the right is not.
Next, I cut some MDF to fit around the owls. I used MDF instead of 2×4″s because MDF is more likely to provide a smooth, seamless finish after being sanded and painted.
Next, I glued the MDF pieces together [above] using Wood Glue, and then screwed the bottom, horizontal piece into the vertical piece. I did this so that the holes and screws would be hidden.
Now they are happily sitting at their home on my bookshelf in my Custom Craft Space.
What do you think? Are you as big of a fan of owls as I am?