Viral home decorating hack infuriates book lovers

TikTok user rosekaylee_ posted a video of an easy way to transform old books into an artistic display.It went viral on Twitter when book designer Ryan Hammond shared the video with his followers.“Help. Have just come across this horror on TikTok and had to share with all of you book people because a little bit of me died inside,” he wrote in his caption.In the video, a person coated a book in black paint, dried it with a hairdryer, coated it in a glossy varnish. They then did the same thing to another book, but replaced the black paint with white.The end result is a stylish stack of books with the words “Chanel,” “Dior” and “Louis Vuitton” painted on them.Having designer books on display is a popular trend — it’s a simple way to make your space look ultra-glamorous.Most commenters took issue with the prospect of defacing book covers, though.Others didn’t think it was such a big deal.“You guys do realize they print more than one copy of each book, right?” one user wrote

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