I was so excited to be asked by Southern Living to come into their headquarters and film a video of my Painted Metallic Books. I thought I would be a nervous wreck because being on camera or talking on stage is way out of my comfort zone. The staff at Southern Living was super to work with. They made it fun and easy so the nerves went away. Thank goodness! You can also view my video for No-Sew Deer Pillow here.
I made these painted metallic books in just a few minutes, and I am loving how cute my books turned out. I am still obsessed with gold and from the looks of it, it’s not going away anytime soon. If it’s gold, I’m sold!
I also love anything metallic, and I think using metallics when decorating just makes the room sparkle. I used a few books that I had at home but you can usually find books at yard sales or thrift stores for hardly any money at all.
You can use so many different things to design your painted metallic books but I used round stickers and frog tape.
I used cardboard boxes with holes cut out to hold my books so that I can spray paint the covers while keeping the pages safe from the paint.
I spray painted the books the color that I wanted the dots and stripes. I wanted gold dots, so I sprayed the book gold before applying the dot stickers. I wanted silver stripes so I sprayed one of the books silver first.
I taped off my designs and took my books back outside to spray paint them again. I used white spray paint for the second coat of paint.
After the books had dried, I removed the frog tape and the stickers.
The painted metallic books add a little bling and a little elegance to my writing desk. I am all about decor that you can make easily with items that you already have in your home.