I am not a particularly crafty person. I wish I was — and I will read about and admire craft projects and DIYs until the cows come home — but I’m just not. So the fact that this weekend I created something pretty for my home — something that began life as an object totally different from what it ended up as — is a coup for me.
That being said, this is literally the easiest DIY in the whole world, and it cost me a whopping $7. Here’s the back story: I spotted this gilded bookends project in Martha Stewart Living awhile back and bookmarked it as something I’d love to make someday because it was so pretty and functional. But in typical Megan fashion, it got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list until this past weekend, when I was at my parents’ house and knew I could scrounge up some stray bricks and a can of gold spray paint.
And that’s pretty much the gist of it, honestly: Get your hands on a pair of bricks (I found four, so I made two sets of bookends) and coat them with metallic gold spray paint. Let dry, and then arrange on your bookshelves or nightstands as desired. Easy!
Photo: My own.