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diy project: halligan’s alchemy bookends

October 28, 2010 by admin · 10 Comments 

old mantelweb diy project: halligan’s alchemy bookends
High-end geode and crystal home decor is everywhere! Having a rock garden in my home is right up my alley, but can be expensive. So today I’ll share how to get the look of pyrite bookends using rocks scavenged from your neighborhood streets. — Halligan

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 diy project: halligan’s alchemy bookends

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 diy project: halligan’s alchemy bookends
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10 Responses to “diy project: halligan’s alchemy bookends”
  1. Chelsea @ Lovely Indeed says:

    This. Is. Awesome. I’m doing it!

  2. Panda says:

    katie said it best!

  3. Alicia says:

    I love this project. I wish I had the pyrite from my childhood rock collection still… I’d make a ring or something fun out of it.

  4. Annapiana says:

    What a great idea! I just did the same thing to a heap of pebbles and buried them in our sandpile for a pirate-themed kids’ birthday party. It was a massive success. I chose stones that looked pyritish in shape, sprayed them with 3 coats. The pirates dug for hours…

  5. chelsea says:

    This is such a great idea! I particularly love the juxtaposed look of the sparkly gold against the black, distressed mantel.

  6. Katie says:

    As a geologist, this is both hilarious and awesome. Rocks make great bookends.

  7. Maggie says:

    I have a rock collection from my youth that’s been a bookend in a peanut butter jar for years. What a great way to spruce it up!

  8. nikki says:

    This is so original and useful! Fantastic!

  9. katie runnels says:

    Gaaaaaahhhh!! This is So FantasticO! Halligan is simply too cool for school!!
    xoxo

  10. Jules says:

    MUST. CREATE. WITH. SONS. NOW!

    I just love this, and I know my dinosaur/fossil loving boys are going to lose their heads over this idea. Thank you!

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