I've decided that there's absolutely nothing that can't be fixed with paint.
I didn't come to this conclusion all on my own though.
Yesterday Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence convinced me of this with this project:
Readers Digest books that she painted.
You know how awesome the covers of these books are...
I've been wanting to add some to my decor because of their gorgeous designs.
Plus these were my favorite FAVORITE books growing up, so now seeing them makes me nostalgic and I really want some in my house.
This is what's been stopping me from getting some though:
I just don't love this end of them. At least not for my house. In some decor schemes this look could be AWESOME, but for my place I'm not looking for this type of focal point.
So I've resisted buying any of these for now because I couldn't think of how I'd arrange them so that the beautiful covers were able to shine all on their own without loosing some of their glory to those dark and colorful spines.
Then came Sherry and her genius self and painted them and now I've been shown a whole new vision of how beyond fabulous these books can be.
Holy freak I'm inspired.
Sherry used a couple different paint techniques on these books so check out her post to see what she did. And then be sure to tell her how brilliant she is.
Why have I never thought to paint a book??
In a whole new subject, I want to thank everyone who voted for me yesterday in the Olioboard challenge I entered!!
I really, really, really want to get enough votes to get my moodboard into the top 25 so that it can be seen by the judges. So if you've voted already, you actually can vote again! You're allowed to vote once a day for your favorite moodboards and voting ends in 3 days. So if you've already been sweet enough to go on and vote for me, would you pretty please go do it again? (and again...and again. :) If you haven't yet, you can go here to vote for me. The annoying part about that, which I didn't realize until last night is that in order to vote you will have to sign up at Olioboard, so it's not just a simple one-click type of thing. But the good part is that it's totally free, and all you do to sign up is enter your email and make up a screen name and password. Then to vote for me you just click the big heart that's in the bottom corner of my moodboard.
Thanks SO so much!! You guys are the best!!