A few weeks ago I did a post about using some very old, not so traditional windows as wall decor in our living room. If you missed that post, check it out here. Anyway, in a few of the pictures I showed some decorative books that I have sitting on the ledges of these windows in our living room and off to the side of our kitchen. I got a few responses saying how much people liked the books so I decided to do a separate post about them today. I found these books at Goodwill for $1.99 a piece!
First, I painted them with a layer of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen
. After the first layer was completely dry, I painted them with a second coat because the first coat didn't provide enough coverage. Then I used some Liquid Leaf from Hobby Lobby
in Silver and Classic Gold to paint the spines. (this is the same metallic paint I used to paint my ottoman in front of the fireplace. If you missed that project, you can read about it here
Here is a picture of the finished product...
After I got done with these, I had a few requests to make some more, so I did and got a little carried away...
These were actually really fun and easy to make! They are great for giving that extra height you need under a lamp, picture frame, or to style/fill up a china cabinet or book shelf! Email me or message me on Instagram if you are interested. @lemonstolovelys OR email@example.com
I'm thinking about making a few more as Christmas gifts for friends!?!
I hope to be back next week with an easy Christmas craft, some holiday drinks, and holiday party ideas!
Remember, when life hands you lemons, turn them into something lovely!
Labels: annie sloan chalk paint, decorative books, french linen, goodwill, liquid leaf