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Those books aren't painted on. They are actually the spines of old books. If you went to the thrift shop and bought a bunch of old books you could do this too! I'm guessing you could glue them on any sort of basket or box. You'd have to ruin a whole lot of book in the process though:(
Yesterday I posted about a rounded shaped door as a nice way to give character to your home. Here's another tip: dark colored hardiplank siding and wide white trim. Also cedar shingles with white trim look amazing.
In the area I live EVERYONE covers their house in vinyl siding with like colored trim. I think it looks boring and cookie cutter and I hate it. I know hardiplank siding is a bit more expensive but if your looking for alternatives ways to pretty up a small house without adding square footage (which can be WAY more than siding), covering your house in something like this is sure to make it POP and look more expensive.
Rounded doors make everything look better. If you are looking for ways to make the exterior of your home more charming without too much new construction, I'd go for turning your front door into a rounded top hobbit door. Has an 'old world' feel to them.
This would even be a cute idea in a residential staircase! I love how the artist painted dimension in the spine of the hardback books. Looks so real. If you had a silhouette machine you could make stencils for all those fonts.