Creative Revamp Create stunning bookends using antique or even mismatched corbels. Can't find them at a flea market? Buy some made from composite material at a home center (as we did). Use a gouge to carve a hole in the bottom of each one and fill with fishing sinkers. Use wood filler to seal the holes, paint, and then cover the bottoms with cork or fel
Dipped brick bookends - spray paint uneven bricks gold, tape off with painters tape, and dip into another color
DIY Map covered letters. Would be cool to cover with maps of meaningful places. Could do each child's name and a map of the state with the city they were born in for each kid!