Saturday, January 23, 2010

Modpoged Books

Who says you can't recover a book?
We love the look of books for decorating.
We both wanted some in our lil' boys rooms.
So we came up with a fresh way to display books for decorating.

First, pick out your books.
(Hard cover works best!)




 

Next, choose your paper palate.

Then, dig out your Modpodge and sponge brush.
Cut your paper down to size and start applying the paper and Modpodge.







Now, press out all the bubbles and let the books dry.
(Close the books to dry, otherwise the paper will crack)
Sand the edges if you like and ink them too!





Next, add accessories.

 


And now you will have the FINISHED PRODUCT!



And it is ready to display!



Run now, and go get your Modpodge on!!

53 comments:

  1. I am copying. Hope you don't care. These are fantastic!

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  2. Wooo....fabulous. So gonna do this. I need to prop up the lights on each side of my bed. I've got some cool vintage-y farmhouse papers and mod podge already to go. Just need some of those nifty accessories. :)

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  3. You two, this is by far the BEST revamp EVER! I can't wait to do it! I already have everything to do it with. The color choice and trinkets are so, so cute! PERFECT!
    Don't you all just love how talented my sisters are? I wish I were there for this one!

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  4. Sorry, but I Just love this one so much, I had to leave another comment! WOW, WOW, WOWZA! I LURVE IT!

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  5. Holy Shmoly!!! Those books are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Awesome idea ladies! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! G

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  7. I am in love with these~! So copying this idea :)--please link it up this Thursday at my linky party!

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  8. I love ideas that use scrapbooking paper for things other than scrapbooking (I know, I'm weird). These turned out awesome, I'm bookmarking them to copy later! I promise, I'll give you credit though:)

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  9. what a great idea...this makes it easy to coordinate colors in a room...I'm filing this idea under "things to make"...thanks for the idea

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  10. Oh. my. gosh. I am in love with those!!!!! This is my favorite trash to treasure today! Can I share this idea in a round-up post?

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  11. Kimm ...why yes! Of course you can! We would love that and are so glad you love this!

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  12. How cute are these? I love the embellishments added to the books. This project will be added to my to do list.

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  13. Okay, I absolutely love these. This is one of my favorite projects in a long time. I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to try this. I hope you don't mind. They are perfect.

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  14. LOVE these !! I'm always using books as risers, and would love to try this project to add some fun interest !! I love how you embellished them, too. Thanks for the inspiring idea !!

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  15. wow these look great!! i love the accessories you added! maybe i'll try this soon!!!!!

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  16. Fun re-do! I picked up some old hardcover books to use as spooky Halloween decor that I never used. Time to dig them out!

    Thanks for taking part in Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to come back next week!

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  17. What a great thing to do with some old college text books! One more thing to ad to my list of to-do's.... Thanks for sharing! I've posted a link.

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  18. this is the cutest thing I have seen! I will be featuring this and trying it myself someday too!

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  19. I am droooooling! I will shamelessly be coping this idea;)

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  20. Where did you get that clock thing on the middle orange book? I think I need this. brenbren13 (at) ymail.com

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  21. Okay, seriously, you guys are my new favorite blog!!! Thanks so much for linking up. I'm featuring you today in my Readers Rock post and DEFINITELY getting you on my blog list. :)

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  22. These are great. I'm gonna have to try this.
    The added accessories on the book spines is perfect.

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  23. Theese are awessome!! Can't wait to try. I found your blog through Kimm at reinvented in her round up. I am now on my way to look at the rest of your blog.

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  24. I love these! This is just what I need in my bedroom!
    www.attemptingtobecrafty.blogspot.com

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  25. These are great!
    I can't wait to get started on the stack of old college books in my garage!

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  26. What a great way not only to recycle old books, but to use some of the stash of scrapbook papers so many of us have. This is a truly creative project - the way you distressed the paper and added the details. Great pictures too.

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  27. Awesome idea. Very impressive. I mad I didn't think of it first. Can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Found you from somewhatsimple! These are stinkin' cute! My husband is in med school which means a billion book I hate...looks like I can love them after all! :)

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  29. I love these! Actually, I loved them so much that I featured them on my blog at www.ascrapoftime.wordpress.com.

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  30. LOVE IT !
    MAny moons ago , I had hubby drill a hole through stacked books for a pipe so I could fit the lamp 'guts' inside. I decop. the lamp shade w/ pages from the books. Get books that have a certain theme, girls boys..kitchen . you name it .
    really cute too.
    Lisa

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  31. This is such a great idea!! Did you know that you can take out all the pages of a book then pull the binder mechanism out of a mini 3 ring binder and screw it into the book spine? Then you can use the book as a mini scrapbook or photo album... These books would be so great to use that way too!!
    THanks for taking the time to post the tutorial!! I LOVE IT!

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  32. These are so adorable...I hope you don't mind, but I have been inspired, and am gonna make some myself!
    Thanks!
    Nikki @ KreativeKnack.com

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  33. Very, very cute!!! What did you use to attach the embellishments?

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  34. VERY cute! I want to do this so bad! I bought scrapbook paper thinking I could use one page per book, but it doesn't wrap around correctly. How many pages did you use per book and Did you cut pieces for the front, back, and bind all separately?? Thanks!

    Krystalsnyder@gmail.com

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  35. i just adore these, how innovative!

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  36. These are fantastic!! Definitely going to turn those old Math books into something B-Utiful!!! Hugs, Ingrid

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  37. Oh wow! this is so great! i love these. what a great idea. Thanks for the tip. Now to have some fun with books......

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  38. Very cool! I would have never thought of this on my own. Well, actually I've never Modpoged anything. The first time I even heard about it was not too long ago on Frugal Family Fun Blog. I even keep saying Hodgepodge ... You gals should be interior designers. So fab!

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  39. I love this idea! I have many books that have such ugly covers. Thanks for the tip!

    Diane

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  40. These are fantastic!! What an awesome idea!!

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  41. This is such a darling idea! I posted a link to this on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/03/mod-podge-books.html
    Feel free to grab my button and/or become a follower! You can also get this button saying you were featured on our site: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/p/featured-sites.html

    We look forward to posting more of your great ideas - we love your site!
    Missy

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  42. These are gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  43. These are so cute! I'd love to feature them on my blog, hope that's okay :) Thanks for the amazing ideas!
    Amy
    emiliebean.blogspot.com

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  44. I saw these all the way back in January and have been wanting to copy your incredible idea ever since. I finally was able to do it and gave you credit on my blog. Thank you so much for your incredible inspiration! What an amazing idea!

    Jen
    http://notinggrace.blogspot.com

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  45. This is the cutest idea!!!! So vintage! I will definitely try this sometime!

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  46. These are wonderful. I can't wait to make some. What kind of paper did you use. I don't think scrap book paper would fit around a whole book. Thanks for posting
    perwin1959@aol.com

    Thanks,
    Pam

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