Sunday, July 24, 2011

French Book Page Projects

Recently I picked up a vintage French textbook and here are some of the projects I've used the pages on.  This shelf came from a garage sale ($2.00) and was gold but it had lovely details and a crackle finish.  After a few coats of off white spray paint, I added torn pieces of the pages using Mod Podge.  I finished off with a coat of Annie Sloan's dark wax and a few coats of her clear wax. 

Like it?  It's for sale in my Etsy Shop!
The second project was this lamp that I got at the thrift store for 60 cents.  It was a bronze color originally. 

After a few coats of flat, black spray paint I added torn pieces of the French book to cover the base using Mod Podge.  I applied several coats so the torn edges are all smooth and then finished off with a coat of dark wax.  


The 'charm' was made from a formica chip sample that I spray painted, stamped with a French script background stamp and then the birdhouse.  The gold bee was made by adding layer upon layer of embossing powder. After applying the last layer, you press your stamp (inked with clear VersaMark) into the warm embossing powder to get your image.
I love using book pages in my projects . . . what have you done with book pages?  Please share your thoughts and ideas with me!

23 comments:

  1. Oh that is a lovely idea Lauren..looks great. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

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  2. Wow! this is so pretty... loved both the shelf and the lamp! Adding the French book pages add so much visual texture and I love the formica chip charm you made.... very inspiring especially how you created the lovely golden bee is simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Dropping in from Debbie's party. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

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  3. Lovely projects! The lamp is my favorite.

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  4. I love it! The one made with the formica chip is really great!

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  6. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

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  7. I think I like the charm best. You gave something so small such character.

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  8. ok.. i just fell in love with your blog and your work! It's late, I WAS tired..now I am excited on all the new thoughts that are playing in my head!!!
    You have fantastic talent!
    Smiles~
    C

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  9. Cute ideas! I teach school and have a document camera - A document camera reflects solid objects rather than transparencies (similar to over head projector, but it can show a page in a book or a fossiled rock, or the wrinkles in your hand!!) It can be projected thru the computer, too, so I projected the graphic onto the wall and traced it onto large sheet of paper...thanks for visiting and for your comment!

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  10. Well done ! You're very inventive :)

    Cathy
    Easy French

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  11. Those are fabulous!!! I can't decide which one i love more!
    xxDaniella

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  12. Lauren, those turned out so well! Thanks for popping in for a visit the other day. This new little blogger appreciates it.
    Thanks,
    Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

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  13. I really liked the way the little shelf turned out Lauren!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.
    Honey

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  14. Wow, what gorgeous projects!

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  15. I love the light!! What a great idea! Thanks for linking! :)

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  16. Cute projects! I love using old book pages on things. It gives something an instant vintage feel. Thanks for your visit today.

    Danielle

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  17. Wow! So many beautiful ideas! I love them.

    Dee

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  18. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  19. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

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  20. I just love the French Vintage look...My dream is to have a room done in it...Thanks for sharing these great ideas...


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