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DIY Chrome Owl Bookends

DIY Chrome Owl Bookends

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!
[Link to a similar product]

putty owls

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.

wood frame

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.

glue frames

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.

glue and screws

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!

chrome owls chrome owl bookends

Now they are happily sitting at their home on my bookshelf in my Custom Craft Space.

chrome owls2 sideview owl vertical owl shelf sideview shelf

What do you think? Are you as big of a fan of owls as I am?


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Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Hi Lindi! Just wanted to let you know that you were my pick for a feature this week at Merry Monday! These owls are just too cute and creative. Have a great week!


Saturday 26th of September 2015

Thanks Meredith!! I saw it there :) I tried to comment on your blog too, but it didn't work from my iPad. Thank you for letting me know though!

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