One of my favorite ways to decorate is using pieces that have a little history; a story to tell. This stack of old readers belonged by my grandfather and great-grandfather, and I absolutely love that the corners are frayed and there are stains on the covers. It just means they were well used.
While I love preserving a little piece of history by keeping vintage books intact, I am also a big fan of buying them cheap at Goodwill or garage sales and using them for decor… For example, I followed this tutorial from Twelve On Main to create a little something for my office shelves… Best part: it took me all of 3 minutes.
I also nabbed this idea from Making It In The Mountains; turning thrift store books into perfect, farmhouse-style decor.
(Can you tell I was playing around with styling the shelves as the same clock is in both pictures? 🙂 )
This got me thinking: what else could one do with books and book pages? Well, turns out, there’s a lot! Check out some of these ideas for turning those thrift store/garage sale books into something amazing for your home.
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