AZ1This post would have much more impact had I the foresight to do a “before and after” thing, but you will have to use your imagination.

Recently, while sorting though more of the stuff packed away in the barn, I came across two ceramic bookends: an “A” and a “Z”.  I have seen A-Z bookends in the past and always thought they were kind of fun.  But these were white with a little bit of sparkle to them.  I thought that they could use a little sprucing up.

Earlier, I had come across a half-used can of spray paint that was part of a project I did a few years ago.  I thought that it might be fun to try to see if I could paint the bookends and make them more likely to be used in the house.

I wasn’t sure if it would work – as the bookends were made of a glazed ceramic and the paint was a textured “granite” type of thing.  However, after a couple of coats the paint stuck to the glaze and the texture of the paint added a nice finish.

They took a while to dry – but when they did – I had two “saved from the dumpster” treasures to grace my bookshelf – where they sit today.