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!

8 comments:

  1. Nicely done and so many decor possibilities.

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  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!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-5.html

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

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

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com/

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  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!

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  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
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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

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

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