Tuesday, July 7, 2015

~restoration hardware ish looking book covers~

Head on over to your nearest thrift store and pick up the biggest, fattest, hardcover book you can find, because we are making one of these:


You will need a box cutter or knife, drop cloth material, a iron, and mode podge.


This was the biggest book I could find.
I believe you could also modify this project and re purpose a Restoration Hardware catalog too….


The first thing I did was to remove the pages from the cover and back.
Lay that face up, open, on a piece of drop cloth and cut around it, making the corners at angles.
At this point you can iron your fabric to make sure it has no wrinkles.


Using modge podge, start by folding over one flap on the side and hold down for a minute, smoothing out any wrinkles.


Once the ends are done, you can work on the top and bottom.
It really doesn't need to look pretty because these are really just for decoration.


Once all 4 sides are glued down, put modge podge on the binding and the back and front page, and put in place.
Close the book and smooth out any wrinkles again, let dry.


I took it one step further and printed out a vintage book label and put that on with hot glue.


xoxo

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Hi there...love all of your posts. I know you like Restoration Hardware, if you get a moment, check out the MLS listing below. Definite RH home.

Best to you,
Sandy

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/27965646_zpid

Sandy said...

Melaine,
This is a better link.

http://www.trulia.com/homes/Texas/Houston/sold/23005132-4730-Ivanhoe-St-Houston-TX-77027#photo-8

Regards,
Sandy

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

I have had this on my to do list! Thanks for motivating me and getting on my done list!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun, I love it and your label is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this. I went right out and got the materials and covered an old dictionary. It was so easy and looks great. My question-where can I find a vintage book label like your? Thank you Melanie!

erin said...

Such a great idea! Thrift store here I come!

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