I found these ceramic horse bookends at a thrift store for just a couple dollars each. I cleaned them up, gave them each a coat of Espresso spray paint, then a coat of Heirloom White spray paint. I roughed them up a bit and applied some dark brown wood stain to give them an aged look. . .voila! They sold quickly in my shop for 5 times what I paid for them. The buyer was in another country and liked them so much she didn't mind paying the $30 it cost for shipping. I took that as a huge compliment.