Initial Bookends

Ok so I am back in Indy, unpacked from our vacation and ready for a new week. Which means…new projects!

I saw these cute bookends at Rosenberry Rooms a while back and filed it in the back of my brain. OBVIOUSLY at $68.00 a pop I ain’t buying.


I have stored some books that Isaac isn’t quite ready for reading in his closet. We all know storage space is a huge commodity! The parking place for those books is prime closet real estate.

Then he had a huge open spot on his dresser that was begging for something since I removed the baskets that used to be Isaac’s to Kayla’s room.


I found these letters at Michael’s for $1 each. They are made by Darice and they have a small peg in the bottom which made them perfect for attaching to my bookends.

So with some scrap wood, spray paint, Mod Podge, fabric from Isaac’s bedding (are you sick of it yet?), a drill and the letters I got to work.

I had never Mod Podged with fabric before. You have to be careful not to stretch it and to cut all the little fibers off.

I think they turned out cute. It only cost me the $2 for the letters.

If you are interested in a tutorial let me know and I can type one up for you.

Do you like how my son’s initials are “if”? I guess we should have thought that one through a little better ;-)





  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    Caaaaute!! Love them! Those others were $68?? That should be against the law.

  • Sara

    Cute! I haven't seen the letters with pegs on them. I'll have to hunt for them at Michael's now!

  • Jenn

    IF… Could be worse. After getting married mine are JEW. Only fancy monograms for me since.

    Cute bookends too!

  • Vivienne

    IF…..
    Think of all of the possibilities and potential we associate with "if"

    I think that is a wonderful and promising association for your little guy's future. :)

    (Cute bookends, too.)

  • Puva

    Great project! At a great price! Tutorial, please!

  • Mabry’s gamma

    Another tutorial for your book. They are cute. I should have commissioned you for a project at my house while you were in GA… dang it.

  • Sedleys+1

    Hi again, I fond your blog from blog hopping. My friend Carly visits Thrifty Decor Chick, which I love, and from hers I found yours. Yes, I love love love my island actually all my counter space is wonderful. I am thinking it might be cheaper and better to learn how to paint the stripes so if you have time and want to write out a how to on how you did it I would love you even more!

  • Empty Nest Full Life

    I like yours better and at $68, no way! Excellent! Jackie

  • Mod Podge Amy

    Yours are cuter in my opinion! Fabric and Mod Podge is so fun. .. don't you think?

  • Things That Inspire

    That is a very cute idea….I am definitely going to do this project!

  • Girl with the Curlz

    These are so cute!! Love them.

  • Adrienne

    oh no! i passed up some letters on a great sale just the other day… now i'll have to watch for some more :) very, very cute!

  • Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane

    Way cute!!

  • Shelly

    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog – you blog is my fave!!!! You have the most awesome ideas and your tutorials rock!! Love the initial bookends!

  • Sarah

    Those ARE cute! What ideas did you pick up at Ballard's?

  • Joy

    Um…GENIUS!! Love it!!
    Yes, a tutorial would be wonderful!!
    Love your blog,
    Joy
    http://www.joyslife.com

  • Emily

    VERY CUTE! You could make some with hooks to hang on the wall, too! Or to hold a shelf… I'm just sayin'. When I get a good idea, I have to go with it. I was curious what kind of wood you used for the non-letter part. Thanks! and great idea to save (a ton of) money!

  • Lindsay@ THAT’S SO CUEGLY

    Love that it's IF, and LOVE the book ends! SO smart! Thanks for sharing!Come check out my TRANSOFORMATION end table at DIY DAY!

  • Lindsay With Lindsay

    This is so adorable!

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