These bookends are sturdy and up to the challenge of holding upright a large collection of cookbooks of various sizes but they are not all that attractive. I decided to spray paint them with chalkboard paint and write my daughter and son in law's names on them. They have a substantial collection of cookbooks atop their kitchen breakfront which was crying out for some support.
Following the directions on the can, I did about 3 coats of paint allowing it to dry in between. After waiting 24 hours, I seasoned the bookends by running the side of a piece of chalk over the surface and wiping it off. An easy fix!
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