Before I share pictures and this post with you I have a disclaimer.
No literature was harmed in this project.
All books that were altered were not only dumpster dive finds but were the probably trash for the mind as well…..Not that they were THAT kind of trash, I go to the Dumpster not the Gutter! But don’t they look gorgeous now!
Painting and antiquing books that were not serving much purpose in their current state could be my new favorite project. This is the kind of project where you see Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint make magic Gold Patina and Dark and Decrepit Patina. I (painful part here) tore the spines off the books. Just like pulling off a bandage, do it all at once and it doesn’t hurt.
I opened a can of DIY Paint and brushed it on, more than a dry brush, but not complete coverage. I wanted to hit the high points.
The Dark Patina I applied lightly over the entire (decimated) book. I brushed it over the pages as well.
Off to destroy more trashy books. Hope no one is cringing if you hear the sound of books spines being ripped away from the books….Sometimes we must suffer for our art…..
Next time you come across some books that aren’t worth reading…remember you can turn trashy books into treasured items with just a little paint and wax!