Staging Your Painted Furniture With Old Books


Thank you for stopping by to today’s quick tip on staging your painted furniture:

I love to stage with old hardback books! They are great because they don’t cost too much money to purchase, they come in many different colors and they do a great job balancing out decor. They are a nice way to add character without going overboard! Here is a quick overview of what you can do with them:

1. Keep them as-is

2. Stack the books as high as you want or need

3. Stand the books up and go as far across as you need

4. Turn the books around backwards and let the pages show if you want a more neutral look

5. Vary the colors or go with a solid color

6. Paint them

7. Tear off the cover and show the “shaggy” binding

8. Hang them on the wall

9. Take out the pages and use them as wall decor or drawer liners

10. Tie rope or ribbon around them while adding greenery/flowers to add color

There are literally so many options! I recommend keeping a few different colors of hardback books on hand so you have a variety of options. Also, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out my #ThriftyThursdaysWithFallon blog post on where to find the best deal on hardback books! You can find that post HERE.

For more information on flooring and/or if you want to learn numerous tips and tricks on how to stage your furniture, here is the link to my eBook, Your Virtual Storefront. The Complete Guide to Staging Painted Furniture. It jammed packed information that will help you take your staging to the next level! I also have three separate staging and styling guides that help you stage specific pieces of furniture. Between all three guides you receive over 500 different ways to style and stage different pieces of furniture. Yes, 500!! Between all three guides and my second edition eBook you get over 200 pages of information! You do not have to worry about staging and styling your furniture ever again!!

Here is a breakdown of my eBook and Guides:

*Your Virtual Storefront. The Complete Guide to Staging Your Painted Furniture. 2nd EDITION: Everything you need to know to help you stage your furniture from, photography, the photo editing process, lighting, staging areas/locations, information about logo/watermarks…just to name a handful of the topics.

*The Bedroom Furniture Guide: Staging and Styling Chest of Drawers, Dressers, Nightstands, Wardrobes, Blanket Chests, Vanities, Beds and Bedroom Sets)

*The Dining Room Furniture Guide: Staging and Styling Buffets/Sideboards, China Hutches, Glass Front China Cabinets and Tables & Chairs

*The Everyday Living Furniture Guide: Staging and Styling Desks, Multi-Purpose Pieces, Sofa Tables, TV Stands, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Benches and Bookshelves

I appreciate you stopping by for #StagingSaturdaysWithFallon. I will see you Monday for #MondayMakeoversWithFallon!

Make sure you check out my other #StagingSaturdaysWithFallon blog post tips to help guide you when you stage your painted furniture!