We all know that we should not judge a book by its cover, but what about bookends? Don’t judge a bookend by the fact that it is marketed as one. Looking around your home will present you with a medley of creative options that allow you to create repurposed bookends. Here are two upcycled bookend ideas from yours truly, followed by inspiration from contributing creatives.
Architectural salvage places are the perfect place to start hunting for unique bookends. I found this pair of brass flourishes from an architectural salvage yard, and their weight and shape made for perfect repurposed bookends.
For a literal interpretation of bookends, why not use vintage typewriters? From my collection of antique typewriters, I borrowed two black Royals to make repurposed bookends. I think the end result is quite inspirational for a writer or literary enthusiast.
Outdated (yet adorable) vintage cameras enjoy a new spotlight as bookends. 1453designs repurposed vintage Kodak Bakelight cameras, along with mah jong tiles and dominos, to create chic and stylish camera bookends.
While LPs still have a place in my home, there are some genres of music that simply need to be repurposed. While we have all seen vinyl record bowls and coasters, this DIY tutorial shows you how to repurposed LPs into bookends. Now that’s music to my eyes!
What do you use as bookends in your home? I would love to hear about them and see photos!