After moving furniture around our home the past few weeks (that post to come soon), I have been wanting some “new” accessories. You KNOW how much I like using books, right? Well, today I have a super simple and easy way to make some new accessories using vintage books without spending a penny. Sound fun? Why don’t I show you How To Paint and Embellish Vintage Books?
What you will need:
vintage books (I found mine at the thrift store for 75 cents)
twine or string
anything that YOU like
My first step is to take off the paperback covers. It’s okay if it is a little tattered or even torn. That adds to the character. (In my opinion)
You may have seen some tutorials other places that use some type of chalky paint. For me, I just use Martha Stewart craft paint, and it works fabulous.
Using the sponge brush, I paint the front and back pages of the vintage book. You can also use ANY color that fits your own home. I chose a neutral color, then I could move them from room to room.
You can do 2 or more coats, but if you want to see see the words though the paint, use a light coat of paint. I like some of the print to show through.
Now for the creative part. Using the embellishments, begin to create your own vintage book accessories. Here I laid a doily on the front of the book and wrapped it with string. Easy peasy.
This adorable pom pom string was purchased at Michaels in the dollar section. LOVE it.
Lastly I used some left over rosettes from Stampin’ Up supplies. They add a vintage look for sure.
I had so much fun crafting and creating while I prepared How To Paint and Embellish Vintage Books. These will look great in any room as an additional accessory. Wouldn’t they be ideal for a shabby bedroom, bathroom and/or living room?
What do you have around YOUR home that you could use to embellish some vintage books?
I am glad you stopped by today. It’s fun to read your comments and thoughts.
I hope you will share How To Paint and Embellish Vintage Books with your friends.
Make it a fabulous Tuesday!