Sunday, February 20, 2011


I know, these have been popping up all over blogland - nothing new.  I'm sure you've all seen 'em.  Pottery Barn is selling these for some ridiculous price.  

And as usual, I'm bringing up the rear in getting my version done.  

I used a couple old paperback books from my kid's library of books and an old paperback student dictionary.  Ripped off the covers and binding and soaked them in a tea/coffee bath to age them a bit and make the pages wrinkly.  They were air-drying way too slowly for me, so I popped them into the oven on the lowest setting for a while to dry out.

But, it's done!  And it is my version.  I just had to add a little sumin'-sumin' to it.  Bling it up a bit, if you will.

Something so terribly simple, but I like it!  I might be creating a few more.  On the PB site, they have a wooden vessel filled with them.  A look I may knock off as well.

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Sassy Marsha said...

Hi Carla!

Your book turned out great!

Now I'm wishing I hadn't given my falling apart Alice in Wonderland book that my mother gave me when I was little to my grand-niece . . this book would have been perfect for this!!

Have a great day!


Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh! I love it! Believe it or not, I haven't seen a ton of these in blogland. You have inspired me to make one for myself though for our living room! Hope your day is wonderful! Angie xo

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love your book bundle!! You did a great job and love the bee bling!! Happy Sunday!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love them and I like your little sumtin sumtin, Carla! I like the idea of using paperbacks because I'm kind of snobby about keeping them on my bookshelves. In fact, I think I got rid of all of mine the last time we got ready to go on the market.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Carla, I love the bling you added. They are fun to make and the prices of the ones in the stores are crazy.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So you cooked the books?! Great idea and I have to make a few sets of these! I like the added touches. I am partial to bees when I can find them.

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