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Distressed Bookends and Metallic Books

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

Distressed Bookends and Metallic Books
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Distressed Bookends and Metallic Books

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Transform home décor with distressed bookends and metallic books made with Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Serene (ADC18)

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Rose Gold (ADMMT01)
  • Sapphire Blue (ADMMT12)
  • Warm Copper (ADMMT15)

Americana® Acrylics

  • French Mauve (DA186)
  • Persimmon (DA293)
  • True Blue (DAO36)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • various sizes of books
  • bookends (flea market find)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Paint a couple of books in Persimmon and the others in French Mauve.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the Persimmon books in Warm Copper and the French Mauve books in Rose Gold.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the rounded, bulbous parts of the bookends in True Blue. Paint the remainder of the bookends in Serene.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the True Blue area with Sapphire.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Distress the Serene painted areas with sandpaper.
    Step 4 Example