Bookends from vintage molding

March 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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These are two pieces of vintage molding
I screwed an L bracket to the back so that it would stand up
Here is one end holding the books
I left the patina as is and you can see the original faux grain painting technique 
These are two pieces of vintage molding

These are two pieces of vintage molding

I found these pieces of molding in a dusty old antique shop.  I loved the way they looked as is and only added an "L" bracket to the back so that they could stand up and hold books. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
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Comments (10)

CreepinJen writes: Excellent Idea! I have some scrap trim pieces and plan to try your idea. Thank you for sharing. Posted: 8:53 pm on March 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Fantastic! I absolutely love these.
Candy Posted: 1:29 pm on March 24th
suewhitney writes: Great save! Love architectural salvage and these pieces are perfect for bookends.

Happy Junking,
Sue Posted: 1:01 pm on March 24th
shamrockerin writes: I agree! They make perfect bookends! Posted: 9:50 am on March 23rd
texasjunkermom writes: Those are really cute, useful and very neat (not to mention easy!). You did a great job.'They' say that the sincerest form of flattery is to copy it, and that's just what I'll do with the 2 old corner pieces of molding I've had stashed for a couple of years. Thanks for the idea! Posted: 8:25 pm on March 22nd
junkermidge writes: Love this idea! The old molding is beautiful against the vintage books. Perfect use for them!
Midge Posted: 7:53 pm on March 22nd
shabbychick writes: Very cool - and so simple too! I love the look of the old patina. Nice pics - thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 7:21 pm on March 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: Absolutely perfect just the way they areā€¦great photos too.

Jim Posted: 6:56 pm on March 22nd
alicemom writes: What a great & simple project! Thanks for the good idea! I love architectural pieces!
Alice Posted: 6:13 pm on March 22nd
oldnews writes: This is beautiful just the way it is! What a find, I love it! Posted: 5:12 pm on March 22nd
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