Twenty-Faux Carat Gold

"There is no hope for the aching world except through the narrow and straight path of nonviolence." Gandhi

Boston, 4.14.13

*******

Remember two weeks ago I said I was slightly addicted to my can of Gold Spray Paint?  The awesome one that makes everything it touches look like it belongs on Mr. T's neck?  Well, I was online looking for bookends to corral my unruly books when I fell in lust with some amazing brassy gold animal bookends that cost exactly one bajillion dollars.  Since my rainy day fund jar had, at last count, 56 pennies in it, I was a few jillion dollars short.  Gold Spray Paint to the rescue.

It was kind of hard to find the appropriate plastic animals, which surprised me.  I tried to find some online but apparently, plastic animals are only sold in increments of one million.  And I only needed two.  So I went to my local zoo's gift shop and found these guys:

No, that isn't a Sophie the Giraffe.  Those of you with young kids know who I mean.  I have taken things from children in the past (lollipops, cheerios, uh Tickle Me Elmo so I could chuck it across the room) but never a Sophie!

No, that isn't a Sophie the Giraffe.  Those of you with young kids know who I mean.  I have taken things from children in the past (lollipops, cheerios, uh Tickle Me Elmo so I could chuck it across the room) but never a Sophie!

A quick blast of gold spray paint, and voila! Do you like how I tried to recreate their natural habitat?  A tipppity tip:  Do not overspray.  I did and it took over three days for these guys to fully dry.  

005 (2).JPG

I use Loc-Tite Gel Glue for just about everything (see below - glueing the heads back onto my Momiji dolls.  Looking into their headless, smiling faces as I performed surgery on them made me feel like a cheerful Dr. Frankenstein. Odd feeling).  Loc-Tite is a little hard core (one false move and your elbow is stuck to your big toe forever), I'm sure a hot glue gun would have worked, but this is faster. 

007 (2).JPG

After every nook and cranny dried, it was time to test drive my new bookends!  Hope you like them!  BTW - a collection of a few of my favorite books, and that diffuser is Paddywax in Basil Cucumber.   Lastly - look at more fun things you can do with spray paint and plastic animals!!

xo, Box Intimates

017.JPG