painted and stamped books

Love the look of old book?  So does Karen from Shabby Sweet Cottage, but she hadn’t found any she liked for her decor – especially at a dollar store crafting price point.  So she took some books from thrift stores and the dollar store and gave them a fun distressed makeover!  The great thing about this makeover is that the books remain in readable condition, so you could even do this to a collection of books you do intent to read, unlike some book crafts which destroy the books.  [how to make painted and stamped books]

Project estimate:

  • Books, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paint, on hand
  • Distressing ink, on hand or about $3 and up
  • Rubber stamps, on hand
  • Stamp ink, on hand

Total:  Free and up