While working on projects in the garage not too long ago I kept seeing cars driving by and stopping. Nosy me had to check it out. It was a garage sale two doors down. The same place where I found the vanity. So I walked over and immediately spied these bookends. That is how The Bookends Global Experience Results in a Makeover came about.
When I did the coffee table with the Saltwash additive I had a little left over. I put it in the frig. So I decided to see if my experiment worked, meaning the paint would still be good. You have heard about putting your brush in a plastic bag and in the refrigerator. Quite some time ago I started putting paint in the frig but I wasn’t sure if the Saltwash mixture would still be good.
It worked. I used a small plastic knife to glob the mixture on one side of each bookend and left it to dry.
Once it was dry I brushed on my DIY chalk paint in white. I only put the Saltwash on the bottom part of the bookend. I painted the entire bookend white, including the Saltwash part. Which is what is supposed to be done.
After I sanded the wooden parts of the bookends, I waxed with clear and then dark wax. Time to remove the paper and figure out what to do with the world. The world was looking a little worse for wear, especially when I pulled some of the paper off when I removed the tape and paper.
Not a problem. I decided to paint the world with chalkboard paint. I think it will be fun to write sayings on them.
So the globe looked better but the paper around the axis was looking worn out. After pulling off the axis paper, I took the gold metallic wax and brightened it up. Once the globes were looking a little more up to date I seasoned them by rubbing the chalk all over and wiping it off. Then I got to play with the chalk and write all over them.
Ok, I am going to tell on myself. When I brought the globes in to see how they looked with the books I realized there is a long end that goes against the books and the short end on the shelf. Well, I did one bookend with the Saltwash on the long end. Yes, I did the other one with the Saltwash on the short end. I decided to leave then as is. They really don’t look bad like that. Actually, it gives it a different flavor and as they are on opposite ends it doesn’t matter that they are opposite from one another. So the bookends global experience results in a makeover in the truest sense of the
world, oops word.
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