I love little unexpected touches in design. I always stack my favorite books all over the house and adding some gold leaf on the pages makes them pretty no matter what angle you are looking at them from.
Gold is always a good idea and this DIY couldn't be simpler.
Pulled out my favorite liquid leaf and brushed it on the edges. I learned quickly to brush all the way across the book, don't stop halfway or it will show where you stopped and started painting. And yes, you can still open the books it didn't make any of the pages stick together, (Luke was totally worried about that) Design sponge and domino are even better gold-leafed right?