You might remember last December I bought this piece at thrift store on half price Saturday.
It was pretty beat up and the colors where all wrong for me.
The front book swings open to reveal a hidden area with two hooks.
Nice piece but again awful colors for my decor and lots of nicks and scrapes.
The first thing I did was paint the entire piece white.
Then I had to decide what color to paint the individual books. I choose a soft gray for the outer books and pink for the front, aqua for the bottom book. I also stenciled a few designs on the different books when the paint was dry. Then I sanded to distress the stencils and edges.
All of the page areas I painted with a combination of tan and white to simulate paper pages.
Next I added pieces of lace and pearls with my hot glue gun and printed a vintage girl's picture for inside the frame.
Here is a peek at the inside.