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8 Ways to decorate with stacks of books.
When it comes to decorating our homes, we love quick and easy ideas. We know that you do too! One way to add interest and height to tabletops and shelves is with books. Here are 8 ways to decorate with stacks of books.
Disclaimer – no precious or expensive books were used for these projects. In fact, these books were either free or .10 to .25 cents. Did you know that most thrift stores toss unsold books after a year? We didn’t either. Luckily, one day we were at a thrift store when they announced “last chance for free books”.
These are 8 different ways we use them in our decor.
Chalk Painted Books
Yes, we used chalk paint to transform the covers of these hardcover books.
They look beautiful on a table and make for the perfect spot to add decor on top.
This particular stack of books is used daily in our home decor.
At Christmastime we showed you how to make stamped book stacks. We used the exact same method to create this cutie for the arrival of our sweet Baby Bee.
Last year, we used a different stamping method for this stack of Spring books.
Expose Book Pages
This is probably our easiest suggestion. Just take any stack of books and turn them around backwards. In other words, The book spine is in the back and the exposed pages are facing front. Like this:
The book colors don’t matter and we feel like this adds an element of texture.
Books of the Same Color
Maybe you collect vintage books of the same color. In our case, blue is a definite favorite.
Wrap with Scrapbook Paper
Did you ever have to cover your school textbooks? This is the same idea – except with more sophisticated and pretty paper!
Tear Covers off of Paperback Books
Again, this idea is using free books. Or, maybe you have paperback books that you no longer read. This is a perfect way to repurpose them for your home decor. Simply tear off the covers and wrap them with string, yarn or ribbon.
Chalkboard Paint Books
Using chalkboard paint on books was a project that we created years ago. This is a super fun way to showcase your creativity by using a favorite quote!
Coffee Table Books
We believe that most of us has a collection of books that we would consider to be coffee table books. Topics include home decor, crafting, travel and more.
They look great when stacked and grouped together.
We hope that you have been inspired by this post in some small way today. Also, do you decorate with books? We’d love to know how you use them in your home!
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