Sunday, October 21, 2012

Green Horse Bookends

Happy Sunday!  How are you?  Things are well here in good 'ole Michigan.  This week is supposed to be awesome as far as weather is concerned!!  We are hoping to hit a few outdoor activities this week before the bitter cold hits Michigan....which is right around the corner.

Anyways....I found these cool horse book ends at a recent garage sale.  I just thought they were so cool!  I knew they would look great in green.  Here they are before.....


I gave them a few coats of green spray paint and then antiqued them in black.


What do  you think?


Have a great day and if you're reading....ThAnKs!!!

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27 comments:

  1. Love the green, adds so much character. Thanks for sharing.
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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  2. interesting-looking book ends. I like how you have them on your vintage suitcases.

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  3. We have similar interests for sure!! I would have snatched them up in a heartbeat. I'm a follower, you might like my stuff too!

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    1. Awww thanks...and I'll be sure to stop by your blog as well.

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  4. Garage sales are the best! I'm in the process of redecorating my room, so I've definitely been thrifting up a storm. Your bookshelves are magnificent, and I'm so so jealous :)

    Great blog, by the way!

    xo,
    Jacquelyn
    floridblog.blogspot.com

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  5. You're absolutely right! Perfect in green!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a great idea, I would really love it if you linked up with Crafty Tuesday on

    http://blueberrycraftandhobbytime.blogspot.ie/

    I feature every week 3 projects and promote them through twitter,facebook and pinterest
    all the best, Ewa

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  7. They look much better with the green than they did originally! Nice job! Thanks for linking up at printabelle.

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  8. WOW!! Amazing!! They look fabulous!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at TheDIYDreamer.com - From Dream to Reality!

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  9. Very nice way to update them! New follower from Financial Friday.

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  10. Love these bookends! I have seen similar on some very high end designer sites! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What an amazing transformation! The green looks great! And the antiquing gives it just the right touch - love it :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! It's amazing how a little antiquing or distressing changes the look of something.

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  12. That antiquing technique really makes them look like they came that way. Very very nicely done. I'm inspired. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  13. I have the exact bookends on my blog! I love the paint job!
    http://designfluff.blogspot.com/2012/01/repainted-equine-thrift-store-bookends.html

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  14. How awesome! How did you "antique" them in black? Just using a paint brush for highlights/lowlights?

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    1. I just rubbed black paint on and then used a wet rag and wiped some of it off...until I got the desired look.

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