I recently showed you some books that I bought that had been painted with chalk paint and then stenciled on front. That got me to thinking about doing some myself. However, I was more concerned with having the spines of the books look interesting rather than the fronts. I wanted a simple color scheme of black and white too. I made these with one purpose in mind.
Here is what I started with.
Then, I got out a sample pot of white chalk paint and painted the covers.
About two coats were enough. I made sure to painted the edges too.
Then, I got out my bottle of black craft paint and doodled on the spines.
My purpose for these books? To place on my mantel as simple filler and coordinate with the black and white clock.
It was so simple! This project only cost me a pot of chalk paint . I used books that I already had and my own imagination.
So, if you're looking for something to fill some dead space without breaking the bank and that you can control the color of, paint some books!
Your kids would probably like to join in too.
Be sure to check in with me next week because I will be sharing pics of a home tour I'll be going on today! Should be good!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~