DIY: Make Them Modern

Pull Grandma’s hand-me-downs out of the attic and update them for the 21st century with these how-tos from HGTV Magazine.

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After: Glam Bookends

Coat the bookends with a high-shine metallic spray paint, working one light coat at a time. Let dry, then use a heavy-duty superglue, such as Gorilla Epoxy ($6,, to adhere each bookend to a 1/2-inch-thick clear acrylic block, available at craft stores (look for “stamp blocks”). Let dry. Paint: Premium Metallic in 18-karat-gold plate by Krylon


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