Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crafts + Books - with pictures!

I'm going to do something I really planned not to ever do in case it makes people think I'm lame.  But I'm so proud of myself and my book-related craft that I feel like it needs to be posted on both blogs.  What could be more nerdy than spending all night ignoring your husband and housework for your books?  Ignoring your housework and husband while decorating your books AND watching Dr. Who season three!  I love me some Tennant.  Here's what I started with - some freebies I picked up in the recycling bin outside of the used book store (not technically this one, but some similar ones that I forgot to photograph before I decorated them:

Then I used my precious ModPodge, scrapbook paper, and scrapbook paper embellishments to turn them into these:

Which now have their own special spot here, with the birds and pear that I also created (ok, spray painted) and the book case I refinished:

What do you think?  Am I ready to open an Etsy shop?


  1. Those are so cute. I say go ahead and open that Etsy shop! :)

  2. Very pretty! I love ModPodge! :)

  3. Cute! I love the idea. I don't have any extra room on my shelf for not-real (you know what I mean) books though.