Jul 30, 2013

Milton and Ollie: DIY Gold Lion Bookends

Happy Monday friends! I hope that you guys had a great week last week and a super fun weekend. This weekend was really busy for me. I was able to knock out several projects and updates that I wanted to get finished. Yay, for crossing things off of our to do lists! I couldn't wait to show you my super easy take on the metallic animal craze!

My search ended early Friday morning in the toy aisle at Walmart when I spotted the last two animals left. Two lions. Long time best friends and brothers these lions were so excited to come home with me and for the lonely price of one buckaroo each I gladly paid and toted these fellas home.

On Friday Milton and Ollie were carrying on as usual...


I used this metallic spray paint from Wal-Mart. I paid $3.97 for it.

For now my lion twins are just hanging out in a fake bookend way. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to create the bookend part. I wish I could just leave them like this but their to lite for the heavy books. So I need to add some weight. Bricks? Or maybe I can find some metal bookends and then these guys and just stand beside them.


So there you have it the story of Milton and Ollie. Destined for great things, they are! So I have finally checked off one of my pinned do-it-yourselfers. I don't know what's next but I hope it's something big. I love the feeling of accomplishment!

What about you guys? Did you get a project finished? Did you pin any great DIYs? It's okay I did..lol!

Good Luck,


  1. I never would have thought to paint toys lions gold! These are perfection! Thanks so much for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

    1. It is so much fun. I think someone might have to hold an intervention now. I've gone mad. I found some larger elephants at the salvage store and I can't wait to get a fun color on them. Their so darn cute and colorful. Who doesn't like cute and colorful?


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