So, this is going to be one of those posts that will make me cringe when I reread it.
You may cringe too. However, I know many of you are in the same club.
Here is goes...
Hello. My name is Laura and I am addicted to ridiculous books.
Let me make myself clear... Harry Potter books are not ridiculous. They are awesome but you get the idea. I educate the youth of America. I am a leader. I teach reading and the love of books. I should be reading more age appropriate text.
My dad would love it if I could discuss literature with him that didn't involve wizards or vampires.
What can I say? I'm a nerd.
Didn't think I could get any nerdier? Well, I am about to get all "home decor blogger" nerdy.
I love my books but hate the way they looked on my shelf. I want to display them and have them handy. I reread them more than I would like to admit. However, they just were not very pretty. They never showed up in photo shoots.
I had to do something about it.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to the rescue.
To give them a more cohesive look on my shelf, I took out my trusty Paris Grey and gave each book a coat of paint on the spine. I taped it out so that it would be uniform and nice.
Once the paint dried, I sealed it with clear wax. They still needed a little something so I ran to trusty Hobby Lobby and grabbed a stamp set and some ink.
I would love to show them beautifully displayed in my living room. However, our built-ins are currently part of the MAJOR construction project.
So... here is just a glimpse of my favorite new books.
These are just perfect! I am not big into displaying beautiful old books because I have never read them. Sure, I have a few here and there to add color but I would love to proudly display my favorites. Now I can.
Thanks for checking in!