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Sunny side up: Bookends for any weather

11 Apr 2024

Brighten up your bookshelf and organise your books at the same time with these colourful bookends. This is a great DIY for both adults and children. You can use your most favourite and brightest Resene shades or paint them to match your existing décor.

You will need:

Step 1: Use a pencil to draw on the wood, three sun and three cloud shapes. A drawing compass can be handy for the sun shapes. Use a jig saw or band saw to cut them out. Sand any rough edges smooth and wipe off with a damp cloth. Prime with one coat of Resene Quick Dry. 

Step 2: Once the primer is dry, paint all of your shapes in your chosen Resene paint colours. Fleur painted the smallest sun in Resene Bright Spark, the middle sized sun in Resene Smoke Tree and the largest sun in Resene Fire. For the cloud shapes, she painted the smallest in Resene Refresh, the middle cloud in Resene Calypso and the largest in Resene Ocean Waves.

Step 3: Once the paint is dry, use some wood glue to glue the sun shapes together and the cloud shapes together.

Wall painted in Resene Destiny.

project and images Fleur Thorpe

Published: 11 Apr 2024