Sunday, September 1, 2013

Styling a Bookcase

This is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in our home. I purchased it from Arhaus furniture after they floor sampled it ;) The hardware on it is so interesting and amazing, and I love the stain and finish of the wood. I actually picked a dark tone out of the wood to match and stain our hardwood. It's the perfect display cabinet for picture frames, and all the little chotskies that I collect. This weekend I finally got around to covering the back of the book shelves with vintage book pages. I found the book "A Tale of Two Cities" recently at a half price book store. I thought it would be a perfect book to use because I hope to visit both Paris and London someday(the "two cities"), and it was a book I remember reading in high school.  So I grabbed my double sided tape and started taping away. It actually went pretty quickly, and I ended up using the entire book to cover the bookcase.
Here are some close up photos of the results and my styling of the bookcase.

I love collecting vintage tins.
This project was inexpensive, and an easy task to complete. I ended up spending less then $2 on the vintage book, and my only other supplies were double sided tape and scissors. It took me about an hour to complete, and I am really happy with the results. The best part is, when I get tired of this look, it will be easy to remove. What will we ever do when the world stops printing books? I pretty sure this project would not have not turned out so great if I lined it will a kindle fire ;) Long live the printed book!
Hope you feel inspired, and have a great week! XO~Gretchen