One of my favorite parts of personalizing my home is dressing my shelves with knick knacks and beautiful books. A carefully curated shelf can be a work of art in itself, telling stories of travels, interests and aspirations. And what better way to finish off a bookshelf than with substantial bookends? As I began to hunt around for my favorites, I realized that none of them quite captured what I was looking for, so I’ve collected some of the best bookends I’ve found, and need you to help me reach a final decision. Which of these 4  interesting sets of bookends would you like to see me DIY? What do you like about them, and what, if anything, would you change? Pitch in your thoughts and ideas, and stay tuned for the reveal in two weeks!

*images:  Martha Stewart Gilded Bookends, Skyline Bookends by Design Ideas via Fab.com, Pacific Furniture Service – Bookend via slowdownjoe

27 comments
  1. 1
    sev2108 | March 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I love the gold bricks! They would be so easy to DIY, and so cute!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Everything is better with a pop of gold!

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    Kristen Dimond | March 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I love the gold bricks too! So pretty!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      They definitely add a perfect pop of interest, don’t they??

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    Kim | March 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Bricks are the cutest!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Kim! I love them too! I could make them out of so many things too: wood, concrete, brick, and then finish them off with the gold.

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    thejunkdrunk | March 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I love the gold brick with the tiny clock in front. What a great collection. We recently looked at vintage book-ends, but this is a great modern take.
    http://thejunkdrunk.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/armchair-junking-book-ends-round-up/

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    • clairezinnecker | March 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      I love your vintage round up! Such great pieces. Thanks for sharing!

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    Denise | March 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I really like the gold bricks – something different you don’t see everyday.

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    • clairezinnecker | March 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks Denise! They are so fun and such a simple concept! I’d love to try my hand at DIY’ing them.

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    Lucy | March 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Bricks! They are fabulous.

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    • clairezinnecker | March 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      The gold definitely makes a statement!

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    Naomi | March 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Gold Bricks 100%!!!!! They would be such a classy yet unconventional and simple DIY project! I definitely want to do them myself now that I’ve seen them 🙂

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    • clairezinnecker | March 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks Naomi! Let me know how yours turn out!

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    Camille Styles | March 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I am a huge fan of the gold bricks… Definitely need a pair or two for my office bookshelves! Can’t wait to see what you end up building for this one Claire!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      I think we can make that happen 🙂 They would look divine in your office!

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    Sílvia Juncà | March 8, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I would spray the white buildings gold!!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Oh that’s a great idea! Love the combination of the two!

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    Kerri | March 8, 2013 at 9:44 am

    The gold bricks!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks Kerri! I can’t wait to start this project!

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    Rachel | March 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Gold bricks, please!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Rachel! Those are definitely a favorite with everyone! 🙂

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    Laura | March 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Well, the bricks are cool but I love me some building silhouettes! It would be fun to do a local landmark or childhood home.

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    • clairezinnecker | March 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      I agree! What a fun and personal gift they would be!

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    Bev Degraaf | March 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    The gold bricks would be a beautiful housewarming gift!

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    • clairezinnecker | March 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Agree!

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