(Closed) Recovering a guestbook?

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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8475 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsGatito:  I would think acrylic paint might chip off it the cover is foamy.  Depending on how it’s constructed, you may just have to cover it in fabric.

Post # 5
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8475 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsGatito:  I think the hard cover would work, although you might want to put a layer of decoupage glue or some other sealant on it.  My concern with the foamy cover would be flaking whenever there was some sort of compression on it.  I know that they have other “flexible” paints which I think are latex based that may work with that kind of squishy cover.

Post # 7
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25 posts
Newbee

Being overly practical here.

No one will see the cover.  Usually they are in the open position at the venue.  Afterwards, it usually just gets stored and rarely looked at.  

Post # 9
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1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsGatito:  You could do a basic reupholstered job on it–thin foam (or even foam board) and then the lace pulled taught over it and glued to the inside cover. Two pieces of cardstock are then cut to the size of the inside front and back cover and glued over  to cover the fabric edges.  

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