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We don’t know about you, but we love the bargain books section at Barnes & Nobles. Not only have we found great cookbooks and novels that are great deals, but we have also found amazing coffee table books there as well. I am currently in the process of zhushing up my living room and was in desperate need of some more artwork. I already had two great white frames, but had nothing that I could put in them. I had old prints in them from my last home, which I loved, but they unfortunately didn’t fit the decor of my home now.
I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg for new artwork, so I immediately thought of Barnes & Nobles and hoped that they had a great book I could use with awesome prints. And lucky for me they did! I love photography and this book of Ansel Adams’ photographs was exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.
There were some really great photographs that I know I will use in the future for other rooms.
I loved this one, but Kara thought it was a little creepy.
I just used an exacto knife and cut as close to the seam of the book as possible.
Then I added them to the frames and absolutely love how they turned out! This project only cost me $13 and only took about 20 minutes to do. You can’t beat that 🙂
Now they’re both hanging in my living room, which is just about done. Just adding all of the final touches.
The photographs definitely fit in perfectly with our house and I can’t wait to use some of the others in other rooms. You should definitely check out your bookstore to see what hidden gems are waiting for you. It’s a great way to get affordable art work 🙂