Make these pretty painted pink and metallic gold books for Valentine’s Day or for any day.
Let’s play a game to see if you can spot what is different in this photo.
If’ you’ve checked out my Valentine’s posts the last two weeks, you will probably have noticed these books. They’ve been used as props in many of the photos.
I didn’t get around to finishing them until after my Pretty Pink Roses Valentine’s Table post but now they are complete.
And if you are like me and can’t un-see something after you’ve seen it, then I apologize for pointing this flaw out.
Let me show you this quick and easy DIY project, painted pink and metallic gold books.
Here the books are again but with the gold painted on the pages.
(See! Now don’t scroll back up to the first photo because you won’t be able to un-see those unfinished books!)
This was such an easy project with big impact. The absolute best kind of DIY projects!
Here is a before photo. And before you leave me comments about how awful it is to paint books, I know, I know. I understand it’s awful but I saw these sorry books in a bin for 25 cents in a thrift shop. So trust me when I say they are going to better use now!
Start by painting the exterior and spine of each book making sure to get the little bit on the inside cover.
These were brightly coloured books so I used a primer first then one coat of the Fusion Mineral Paint in Little Piggy. For the red book, it needed two coats.
Once the pink paint has dried, you can move on to the edges.
I painted the page edges with Fusion Mineral Paint Pale Gold Metallic.
I used a foam brush but a flat artist’s brush helped get into the edges near the spine. One coat was all that was needed.
Stand upright to dry.
And there you have some beautiful pink and metallic gold painted books.
Such a beautiful project to add to your Valentine’s decor or just about anywhere. How beautiful would these be stacked on a table by a guest bed?
I only wish I did it earlier now.
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