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DIY Charming Bookend for your Home Office

Turn an old metal piece into a useful accessory for your home

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Keep your books neat and organized with this DIY bookend project. In just three easy steps, an old metal piece can become a useful addition to your home office, study or library.

BIKE BOOKEND

An old piece gathering dust in a corner of your home can become an attractive and functional item.

MATERIALS

Old metal accessory Anti Corrosion Spray Paint Primer in Flat White Acrylic spray paint in White 100-grit sandpaper Old newspapers for lining your work area

OLD METAL BIKE

With 100 grit sandpaper, sand off the excessively rusty portions on the metal accessory’s surface.

PAINT PRIMER

Spray anti corrosion spray paint primer all over the bike in long, steady strokes.

PAINT PRIMER

After one coat, let dry for ten minutes, then repeat. Here, we used three coats.

ACRYLIC PAINT

When primer is completely dry, spray the white acrylic paint all over with long, even strokes, making sure not to direct the spray paint in one area for too long (this will result in uneven coverage). After one coat, let dry for 15 minutes before another application. Here, we used a total of four coats, turning the bike upside down whenever necessary for even coverage.

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