Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wallpaper covered books~~~~~~~~~!

Who has some ugly books at home, raise your hand.....oooh, I see a lot of raised hands! Well, this little project is for you. Let me preface this by saying....this is NOT rocket science. Just an easy way to 'prettify' (yes, I just made up that word) your books.
For example, the books above and below....purchased from B&N.
One of my weirder quirks (and I have many, trust me) is that I can't stand dust jackets on books. They simply annoy me, plus they're ugly. 

So the first order of business is to take off and discard the ugly dust jackets....do this on books that are your faves and that you know you'll always want to keep. For me, that would be any book written by Charlotte Bronte and Rosamunde Pilcher. LOVE both of these authors to death.

Then go to your wallpaper stash and pick some pretty papers that you want to use. This is NOT about being perfect, in fact that's why I love this project so much....just piece them on there and glue them down with some mod podge. I have an entire drawer of wallpaper scraps left over from my many projects....it's literally overflowing at the moment.

Then just glue away....

Better, right?

And in no time at all you have a much prettier stack of books to display, books that you're not ashamed to see the light of day.
I like to stack these on my nightstand so I can just gaze at them when I'm finished reading....now, if you don't happen to hoard
have a stash of vintage wallpaper on hand like I do, not to worry.
Go here for the most scrumptious digital wallpapers you've ever seen!
www.etsy.com/shop/tatteredvintage
Beth will fix you right up with some beauties. Her shop is brimming with gorgeous wallpapers.
Have a great rest of your week, and happy book-covering!

6 comments:

Annette said...

They look very pretty!!!

Kadee Willow said...

Thanks for the link, Gail! I have such a hard time finding suppliers that I like. And what a clever idea! However, you will get a giggle over this one... I DO judge a book buy its cover! That's the first thing that entices me to pick it up to see if what's inside is worth buying and reading. But I know what you mean. Masses of multicolored book jackets can be way too busy. Thanks for sharing your idea...

melanie said...

These are beautiful! I love your wallpaper stash

Rhonda said...

So pretty, Gail. You have the most gorgeous stash. Xo

Hannah's Treasures Vintage Wallpaper said...

Wonderful post! I spy three of my favorite things--Charlotte Bronte, a pretty shade of purple, and of course, vintage wallpaper. The books look lovely. Well done! :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I love this! What a great idea!
Now I just need some fabulous old wallpaper! lol
Thanks so much!
Erica :)