DIY Brick Bookends

Happy Sunday zesters! Today I have another fun DIY project for you all! Recently I have been really loving the blocked paint patterns on pieces of cement block or brick. It is a cool, modern way to spice up some bland, aged pieces. Something about the juxtaposition appears really fresh. I thought I’d try it out on the extra brick piled in our garage and make some bookends!

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IMG_8115After testing the paint out on some of these bricks, I loved the white! Next, was the task of splitting a brick in half to create a two rugged pieces. And honestly, it was as simple as giving the middle of the brick a little love tap with a hammer and my brick split beautifully.

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 After two coats of white paint on both bricks and a one hour dry period, my bookends were finished and ready to be utilized!

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And there you have it! I’m excited to use them in my new house, but for now I’m letting my sister borrow them 🙂 And the great thing about this project is they could be used for so many things: fun paper weights, door stops and even for entertaining (putting hot plates on)! To make this project a little more modern and fun adding a few colors to the pattern, especially a few bright hues to really give it that juxtaposition!

Enjoy zesters, until next time!

xx Brittany

 

 

 

 

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