DIY: Painting Old Books
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Susan Wagner is the Special Projects Director for the Country Sampler brand of Annie's Publishing and the editor of various special decorating publications produced by Country Sampler . Susan has been involved in home decorating and publishing for the past 20 years and has seen various styles and trends shape the decorating world. She works with designers and decorating... Full bio »

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Decorating with books is a longtime favorite with many decorators, but with this Creative Living episode, you'll open an exciting new chapter! Join Country Sampler special projects director Susan Wagner for a quick and easy way to show off your love of books while using them in new ways around your home.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Select old books to paint.
  • Apply the paint and create a vintage-look texture.
  • Find new inspiration to use your painted old books around your home.
Materials:
  • Old books
  • Chalk paint in a neutral color
  • Brush
  • Cloth towel or rag