The bookshelves in our family room needed a lot of help since they were way too dark. I mean the first tenant of farmhouse style is all white everything, right?
I tried turning the books backwards but I could not convince my husband that they looked better “inside out”. So I decided to make white book covers for all of my books.
Back in junior high school (I know, this totally makes you all realize how old I am since I didn’t call it middle school) we had to cover our books. It’s a very simple process and takes just a few supplies.
W H A T Y O U ‘ L L N E E D:
- White paper
- Grey stamp pad
- Alphabet stamps
- White artist’s tape (not pictured)
S T E P B Y S T E P:
Cut paper large enough to have a 1 ½” – 2” border around all sides.
Fold over the lengthwise edges so the book is covered to the edge. Fold the ends over the edge and then form a crease with your fingers to define the end of the book.
This helps align where you should stamp the book title.
Stamp the title of the book on the binding edge and measure about 1 ½” from the top edge. Don’t worry if it is perfect. It looks better if it is not.
Peace the book in the cover and tape the inside of each edge to secure the cover on each book.
Make additional covers for all of your books and stack them in your bookshelves and you’re done!