My project today begins with these thrift shop Home/Visitor score tally chalkboard shelves. When I first saw them, I thought they were bookends.
But when I saw the hanging hooks on the backs, I thought maybe they were trophy holders. They were marked $4 for the two, and made in China of light toned wood.
I gave them both two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Cream".
Since I distressed them shortly after the paint was dry, I was able to distress them with a wet terry rag. I waxed them with ASCP clear wax only.
Then I found two vintage kitchen ware pieces already in my stash. The first piece was a tin measuring cup.
A hole was drilled through the bottom and the cup was screwed to the bottom of the "bookend".
For this side, I used an aluminum grease canister.
I also attached the canister with a screw to the bottom of the other "bookend".
They are perfect bookends for old cookbooks!
A super easy project here today from thrift shop finds, and vintage kitchenware!