Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Shelves, No Seriously

I saw this pop into my inbox the other day from the magazine Real Simple and not only did I think it was a really cute idea for those old books (like really old!) you have lying around that you will never  read again but it also is a great way to re-use books instead of just getting rid of them. Sometimes, we pass them on and we know that nobody really wants them (sometimes they do and then you should) but a beautiful old book is like a piece of art and then it can also be utilitarian, I don't know, I kind of like it. I think this would look really cool next to a desk or in your home library. What do you think? Click here for full instructions in just 3 steps.

10 comments:

  1. It looks great, but part of me is screaming: No, you can't do that to books, even if they're really old!

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  2. I really like it...I think I would look for cuter brackets though. :)

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  3. Somehow I think that my cats would have none of that! I'm sure the books would be on the floor in a minute.

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  4. I have some really cool older books from my parent's library that I will never read again. I wouldn't feel guilty making them into shelves like this. It would actually be a great way for them to be seen and admired. I think this is clever!

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  5. I love this idea... it's so creative :)

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  6. Love it! Of course step four would also be purchase a power tool and figure out how to use it, but I will keep it in mind for future decorating!

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  7. I love the way this looks, but I'm afraid I would damage myself and my walls pretty severely if I ever tried it. :p Also, I am almost never so pessimistic about a book's value that I think nobody would ever want it again, so I might also feel too guilty to do this.

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  8. Sounds and looks like a great idea to me!

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  9. Cute! I'm not sure I could actually bring myself to do that to a book, especially an older book, but I really like the idea! I think you could have a lot of fun with that too, especially in a kids room. You could theme them! :)

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