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.
Last but not least, I spray painted them with Chrome Spray Paint :) Did you even know Chrome Spray Paint existed?! I didn’t! But I LOVE the finish!
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?