Sometimes when I have to style a room, books need to be bought. Most people do not have a plethora of these laying around their home. I often go to the Goodwill or the flea market. Yes.... it would be wonderful if I could just go out and load up on all new beautiful books but that is just not reality.
In my opinion...they really help to warm up a room.
On my hunt the other day I found gobs [a whole bunch] of the readers digest books for 2.00 each. You know the ones with the pretty colorful paper on the outside.
I ripped the whole display apart [crawling around on my knees] looking for the perfect ones to go with my plan.
Yes I did.
But....when I was putting them in the room...I could not get past the dark leather part.
It was too much color and they were way too dark. So I took them out and planned on not using them.
BUT....I had a brainstorm....WWKD?
That is "what would Kim do"....a blogger who flippin paints everything....and more than once I might add. She is unbelievable. I once asked her if she had paintbrushes extending from her arms instead of hands....
Anyway....what did I have to lose. I will paint out the edges. Proceeded to tape them off and got out my chalk paint.
I was starting to get excited..... but they looked a little bland so I got out the trusty "rub n buff".
Oh yes I did....
And that was the answer.
To MY problem anyway. Y'all have to figure out your own...I got way more than my share to work on.
Take a look.
I don't have a step by step.....I know you can figure this one out folks.
I did wax them also.....and lightly distress.....
Now I have to go get more cause I want some.
Yes I know everything does not have to match....but the unpainted ones just did not look good in this room...you are gonna have to trust me on this one. When you see the whole room I think you will agree.
So easy.......what cha think???