I’m a sucker for all things nautical and sea related so when I found these slightly tacky HOT PINK and gold anchor bookends at Goodwill, I had to pick them up. I knew that I could easily paint them, but I also wanted to add some texture to the anchors themselves. I loved going to the ocean and looking at sea weathered wood, metal, and rocks and wanted to recreate that same look. I tried several different methods with no luck, but finally found an easy (and quick) way to get that sea weathered texture. And for those of you that mostly just follow me because of my ridiculously cute and chunky cat, Punk, she makes a few photo bomb appearances in the end..