Like the shabby-chic, repurposed look? Check out this decorating hack. I’ve seen vintage book sets like this online and in stores from $15-30 per set or more. Seemed like a lot for old books. So I bought a set I found at the local HomeGoods, gave them a good once over and decided I could ‘Martha Stewart’ that myself!
Off to the used book store where I picked up some hardcover books in the clearance section for about a $ buck each. If you have some laying around somewhere, even better! (I looked for the ones with yellowing pages in hopes of looking a bit more “authentic”.) I brought them home and took out my frustrations ripping the hard cover off! (It’s funny how destroying something can be so therapeutic really.)
Now, to practice my wrapping skills by tying three books together using twine (you could use ribbon or lace) and finishing with a simple shoelace knot. Voila!… the same look for almost nothing. They make great filler for curios or risers for accessories. (Anything looks more important on a pedestal!)
Let me know if you add some shabby-chic books to your own decor. I’d love to see pics!