Transformed :: Metallic Brick Bookends

DIY Gold Brick Bookends | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

Remember two weeks ago when I asked for opinions on which bookends I should DIY at home? Well, I wasn’t completely surprised to see an almost unanimous vote in both the comments and on twitter for the gold bricks. For my project, I took inspiration from the elements you all loved about those book ends, then made them a little more “Claire” by adding feminine lace detailing. Want to know how to make a pair to decorate your own stylish shelving? Keep reading for the very simple steps!

DIY Gold Brick Bookends | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

DIY Gold Brick Bookends | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

  1. Clean off your bricks with a hose and lay them out to dry.
  2. Once dry, wrap the lace trim around the brick to measure and cut 2 segments to size.
  3. With the brick standing upright long-ways, spray a layer of white paint on top half of it, covering all four sides.
  4. Once dry, spray a thin coat of the Krylon Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive onto the back of one of the lace trim pieces.
  5. Position lace and wrap around white part of brick.
  6. Spray a coat of gold paint carefully, covering the entire brick.
  7. When the paint is dry (it should dry quickly), delicately peel the lace off.
  8. Add the rubber pads to the bottom and voila!

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39 Responses to “Transformed :: Metallic Brick Bookends”

  1. Quinn Cooper

    What a great DIY. So simple and looks awesome. I’m loving gold and brass right now. Even without the lace trim they would look cute. There are so many possibilities. I also like how the brick looks imperfect, gives it a rustic/vintage vibe.
    Quinn Cooper Style

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks, Quinn! I love your site, so beautiful!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks friend! I’m so glad you like it!

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  2. Ms. Darcy

    Claire, if you ever decide to put all your ideas into book form, be sure to include this one. love the lace touch!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks so much!! I would LOVE to put them all in a book…someday hopefully!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thank you! Gold definitely brightens even the dullest thing.

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  3. emily

    so cute!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Emily!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Yay! So glad you like it! It took me a while to decide what to use to make the gold brick unique and I’m so happy that people like the lace addition.

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Lindsay!

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  4. Kate

    So glad you figured out how to stick the lace firmly enough to get such a clear image. It really looks great. Carrie wants them!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks! I’m so happy with everyone’s positive responses, they were so fun and easy to make I hope a lot of people give it a DIY try. And yes, she can have them :)

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  5. gail

    Brilliant idea as usual. I really like the lace.

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks, Gail!

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  6. Kerri

    It turned out great! So glad you choose the gold bricks!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Kerri!!

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    • clairezinnecker

      What a terrible story!! I am so sorry that happened to you but I love what you ended up doing with your brick! Can’t go wrong with white (or gold) is my motto! Thanks Katy!

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  7. Show me Pretty

    This is so absolutely amazing. A must do, for sure! Thank you so much for sharing :)

    - Rita

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Rita! So happy you like it!

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  8. Amy

    Such a great simple idea, LOVE how they turned out.

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Amy! So glad you like them!

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  9. LanieBuck

    Just picked up some bricks, I will be trying this out this weekend!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Hooray!! Would love to see how they turn out!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Yay! So glad to hear it!

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