Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vintage Book Stack

I have always loved the look of old stacks of coverless books sitting around on shelves and have been wanting to make them for a while now. Some of our rooms, I really could not fit this look into without it just feeling out of place. Last week, however, I decided to whip out my fall decor just a tad early. And it was the PERFECT time to introduce page stacks to the living room!

So I rustled around in my craft room and found this old soft-cover book that I had gotten at Goodwill for 75 cents. It was just old and distressed enough for what I wanted. (I really want to go back and get more. They ALWAYS have them!)
 Next, I simply ran a pair of scissors inside of the cover to remove it from the pages.
 And then I had this:
 I wrapped a piece of jute around it a couple of times and tied a bow. And there ya have it. A vintage book stack!
I really do want to get some other books of varying sizes to actually "stack" them, but I will not be doing it just yet. We are trying really hard to be frugal right now and its just not necessary.
 I can't wait to show you guys our fall living room decor! You will get to see where this littleguy ends up! And let me tell you....its perfect!


  1. Nicely done and so many decor possibilities.

  2. This is a great idea! I've actually wanted to use old books for decorating. Now this is perfect! I would love to have you share this @ Show & Share!


  3. You can never have too many books for decorating! Love the coverless books --

  4. So cute and simple. I am on the hunt for ideas for my new shelves so I will have to steal this!


  5. Wow! What a great idea! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you link this up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/09/everyone-wins-giveaway-linky-party.html. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That is so pretty. Good idea. thank you so much for linking up to my party Show and Share! hope to see you again this week!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  7. Never thought to take the cover off...nice way to make everything match.

  8. This is really cute...thanks for sharing!