Spray Paint for Elephants

I am so utterly charmed by this makeover from Kelley at Hello Boudreau!  Here’s the recipe:
Purchase two plastic animals from Target for $1 each.  Spray paint them gold.  Prop them up against your books.  Bam.  Instant classy bookends that cost you $4.  Kelly says, “for all you know they could be 10 lbs of solid brass!”  Ha!  She plans to fasten them to L-shaped wood stands for even more heft.    Oh man, these really make me smile.  I think I’m going to do this today!

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  1. This is so funny. I have some of those very same animals in my closet waiting for me to do the exact same thing. Except I was thinking ORB or white.

  2. Those look amazing in gold! WOW!

  3. really awsome! when my boy is old enough to play with toys like these I WILL steel them from him and do the same 😀

  4. Cool!

  5. The best is… they make noise! LOVE these! I might go home & steal my 4 year old’s toys 🙂

  6. Oooh…poke a small hole in the bottom of a foot and fill them with plaster and they might be heavy enough on their own to support some books.

  7. It’s awesome!!! Well I gonna try to paint my animal toys. lol

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