Friday, May 10, 2013

Decorating Vintage Books

I love decorating with old books, this time I decided to Decorate the Books.

Usually I just stack them or wrap twine around them and add them to my vignettes. I've seen so many amazing decorated books I decided to try some for my self.

It was easy and fun!

This first set I decided to paint, and since I love the way chalk paint looks on my other projects, I decided to use it on the books, so I mixed up a batch...

I decided to use my long neglected stamps to decorate the covers, and spines, then sand them a little more for a deeper distressed look.

I added some some old upholstery tacks...

A little twine, a rusty gear, and an old skeleton key, complete the 1st bundle 

I added a little color, my favorite, for the 2nd set, that were "cover-less" I wanted it very light so I watered down the paint and gave it a quick "wash"

I added some Vintage Jewelry, Frayed Ribbon, and used the same French Script Stamp

The 3rd Bundle, I just Bundled and Adorned with Ribbon, a Duck Feather, and an Old Charm



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  1. Very pretty, Lorrie! I love how they look bundled up, too. I was thinking of doing a few of these in sets to put in my booth. I like how you added a decoration to the twine that is binding them, too.

  2. Adorable. I love all of them. I enjoy finding old books and using them in my d├ęcor.

  3. Very creative! They turned out to be very pretty.