There’s just something about pretty decorative books. Books are so popular in home decor, so I thought it would be fun to add a little more character by painting them. Here are some fun, easy ways to put a personal spin on decorative books to match your own style. * No books were damaged with this makeover.
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Secrets To Making Unique Decorative Books
Supply list for this makeover:
- Book #1 Flamingo & Blueberry
- Book #2 Bunker Hill Blue & The Gulf
- Best Dang Wax clear
- Dixie Dirt charcoal
- Dixie Belle Chip Brush
- Cling On R-16 Brush for blending
- Dixie Belle Bristle Paint Brush Small
- Spray bottle for water
- Heat gun for quick drying
- Dixie Belle Copper Gilding Wax
Part 1 paint blending with Dixie Belle Paint
Finding Old Books for Projects
Finding old books is super easy. Just stop off at your local Goodwill or yard sale and grab you some for just pennies.
Creating A Faux Chippy Finish On Decorative Books
After I used the paint blending method on the books, I went back and added what I like to call the easy distressing method. Using the side of a chip brush, I lightly dab the edges to create a chippy paint look.
Wax and Dixie Dirt! A match made in heaven!
After the paint had dried, I applied a coat of clear wax over all the painted surfaces. Immediately after waxing, I used a clean chip brush and lightly applied to edges around the book to create a dirty used look. I ain’t even kidding, I giggled a little inside. I feel like a kid making mud pies again.
Part 2 paint blending with Dixie Belle Paint
This is a fun and practical way to repurpose those old books and get a little practice in with your painting techniques.
Live Life In Full Bloom
Thank you so much for stopping by. Sometimes I just need a little quick gratification and painting books is just the thing. My Kitchen Aid Mixer never looked so good!
If you enjoyed this tutorial, you’ll love this creative blending technique on cabinet doors. ⇐ Click here!
Until the next project…