Tuesday, April 16, 2013

DIY gold leaf edged BOOKS

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?

32 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! Gives the books some character and a great antique look.

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  2. I posted about books today too, I've got some of the same ones :). I absolutely LOVE the look of this, but I don't think I could do it! I know some people scribble notes in books too. I love that well loved feeling, but I just can't bring myself to do it.
    I'll definitely try it with my notebooks though!

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  3. Such a fun idea! My planner has brushed gold edges and I love it.

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  4. I was just about to ask if it made any of the pages stick together. I love the way this looks–especially if you had a whole wall of books or something!

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  5. Gold IS always a good idea! I would have NEVER thought to do this but it looks so cohesive!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  6. Ok, why haven't I thought of this?! Gold makes every book better!

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  7. Totally better! Love this pretty DIY!

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  8. Brilliant idea! Transforms a book so much. Do you think you could post a tutorial on how to do this?

    Have a wonderful day!

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  9. this is genius!!!!!!
    i love my kate spade book because of its gold edges..i think all my books need this!

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  10. Such a fun and great DIY. Love this! Cute blog, I'm so glad I found it! Checkout mine if you have a free moment!

    Jenn

    A Pop of Style

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  11. This is going to be a weird question... I am looking for a book on architecture and if your is that good to be out with Design Sponge and Domino than can I get the author? Thanks

    Also, amazing post - doing this right away!

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  12. @chelsey thanks for the sweet comment! I do love my history of architecture book. I'm an architecture graduate so I kinda have to haha :-) Here's the link to it

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/history-of-architecture-rolf-toman/1018919810?ean=9781407524030&itm=1&usri=9781407524030
    Thanks for reading
    xoxo

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  13. Yay for your Good Housekeeping mention! What a great tip, thanks for sharing gal!

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  14. Which exact colour did you use here? I want a really bright and metallic gold. Also any stockists of it that will ship to Australia that you know of??

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  15. I tried this and the oil from the liquid leaf bled through the pages. Did this happen to your books?

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