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Make your own home sweet home bookshelves

Create with paint! Projects by Habitat by Resene

Keep your books in order and add colour to your home at the same time.

These bookends are inspired by autumn hues, but you could choose colours for the season, for holiday celebrations or to brighten up your home’s décor.

Paint cute wooden bookends for your mantle piece
Colours inspired by autumn leaves

You will need


  1. Paint the wood blocks in base coats of Resene Romantic and Resene Prairie. Leave to dry.
  2. Mask off the middle and paint the top in a different colour – pictured here is Resene Prairie on top and Resene Copper Fire on the bottom, and Resene Copper fire on top and Resene Romantic on bottom. Leave to dry.
  3. Remove the tape and prop your books up with the newly painted houses.

Supplies you will need

Step 1

Step 2

Top tip: Paint all or part of the front facing section of your bookends in Resene FX Blackboard Paint or Resene FX Chalkboard Paint and draw in your own fun house features using chalk.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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