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๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“žVintage Phone Bookends! DIY๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“š

posted in Home & Garden
12/07/2013
  • These adorable vintage bookends are easy to make and simple to customize!!
    These adorable vintage bookends are easy to make and simple to customize!!
  • Supplies Needed: 2 old phones, 2 pieces of thin metal 1.5" wide, cut into 7.5" long strips. We found these at our local hardware store and cut them ourselves with a hacksaw, but you can get your hardware store to cut it for you!
    Supplies Needed: 2 old phones, 2 pieces of thin metal 1.5" wide, cut into 7.5" long strips. We found these at our local hardware store and cut them ourselves with a hacksaw, but you can get your hardware store to cut it for you!
  • 2 pieces of felt in whatever color you chose, cut just a tiny bit smaller than the metal strips, 2 flathead screws, 2 drill bits, one a bit larger than the other, 1 can of metal spray paint in whatever color you chose, Cordless drill, Hot glue gun, or whatever glue you have on hand.

  • Step 1: Find 2 old phones and cut off the cords. If you are using a rotary phone, be sure to unscrew the part that you would talk into (the microphone cover) and take out the microphone, because you don't want to drill into it later! 

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    Step 1: Find 2 old phones and cut off the cords. If you are using a rotary phone, be sure to unscrew the part that you would talk into (the microphone cover) and take out the microphone, because you don't want to drill into it later!

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  • Step 2: Drill a centred hole (pilot hole) using the smaller drill bit, 1" down from the top of the piece of metal. Make sure you put something like a scrap piece of wood underneath it so that you don't drill into your table or floor!

  • Step 3: Use the larger hole to drill a countersink (a larger hole not all the way through) so that the screw can sit flush.
    Step 3: Use the larger hole to drill a countersink (a larger hole not all the way through) so that the screw can sit flush.
  • Step 4: Spray the pieces of metal and be sure to get the sides, give them two coats and let dry. Step 5: Once they are dry, simply position the phone how you would like it to stand, and carefully screw the metal piece to the bottom of the phone, using a cordless drill.
    Step 4: Spray the pieces of metal and be sure to get the sides, give them two coats and let dry. Step 5: Once they are dry, simply position the phone how you would like it to stand, and carefully screw the metal piece to the bottom of the phone, using a cordless drill.
  • Step 6: Using a hot glue gun, glue your strips of felt to the bottom.
    Step 6: Using a hot glue gun, glue your strips of felt to the bottom.
  • Voila!!
    Voila!!
  • Repurposed bookends!!
    Repurposed bookends!!
  • I hope you enjoyed this Tip!! Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments!! Thank you!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜„โœŒ๏ธ

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