We have an incredible amount of books in our home. I'm sentimental, an avid reader, and part-hoarder. So we could stock a small library if we tried. A large majority of the books aren't on display because they're tattered and torn, or their spines are just too busy and not aesthetically pleasing. These DIY dust jackets might just be the answer to that problem!
Over the years, there have been discussions about the pros and cons of color-coordinating your bookshelves. Some speculate that those who do this, don't actually read, but use their books as decoration only. As it so happens, I'm totally for the rainbow shelving look. And I'm an avid reader. Here are ten beautiful displays of shelves beautifully-styled in rainbow fashion!
Bookshelves often end up being used more as a catch-all than a place to display beautiful objects and collections. But today we're going to share some simple tips and tricks that will help you turn a boring old bookcase into a stunning focal point.
We're in the process of painting the front room of our 1920s home and I've been wondering what to do to make our built-in bookshelves pop. Well, it looks like I've found the answer!
I have an inexpensive IKEA bookshelf that has been completely neglected since the day we moved into our new place, back in October. So, I thought it was about time I tackle this area and put together another style tips post. If your bookshelf looks anything like this one, read on for five simple steps to a perfectly styled bookcase in minutes.
This DIY idea is a super easy project and a fun alternative to traditional bookshelves!
Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern inspiration!
Give plants (or books!) a fun new place to hangout with this clever idea: retrofitting a ladder for wooden shelves! It's an inexpensive and unique DIY project that can work in a variety of spaces.
Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!
How perfect would this little DIY book cubby be in a kid's bedroom or playroom?? I mean seriously. It. Is. Adorable. Also?? It's super insanely easy to make!
When I see stuff like these bookshelves, I am overcome with the desire to dismantle my office and steampunk it up. From Etsy seller Stella Blue Designs, the bookshelves are made of iron pipes and, in the case of the style above, Edison-type light bulbs. I particularly like how
I work from home, so I'm extremely grateful to have a dedicated office and craft room. But, I realize that's not always possible when space is at a premium. Luckily, if you have a space to store your books, you have space to create a custom, storable office, in the form of a fold-out desk.
Designer Olivier Dollé created this gorgeous bookshelf using 'oak veneer on a hollow plywood structure'. The 'Branch' is available in other types of wood species upon request. Of course, my question
Hardware store lighting so simple, it's ingenius. See more.
Remember the Pisa bookshelf from awhile back? Well, fellow Curblier, Craig (aka SpyStyle) got all fancy with his tools and made a prototype! Yesterday, he shared his pictures of the process and gave me a quick rundown of how he went about creating it. First, with the help of Photoshop, he made a plan. (Each square equals one inch.)
Using scrap wood--thus the orange stripe!--he used a jigsaw to cut channels that are 'material thickness'...
Odecom5 gets my vote for Dad of the Year. It sounds like he was able to 'help' his son with this school project and end up with their relationship intact after this complicated build; not a small feat. His son even had a broken arm during the project which may have worked out better for both of them.
Scrap wood saddens me. Those little bits too small to really make anything out of, but too big to relegate to the dustpan. They're the kind you stack up and save...for awhile anyway. Until you ask yourself, "What was I saving these for?" Well, now there's an answer to that question:
As the saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the covers are so pretty. For the amount of effort that goes into producing such things, it really is a shame to hide them on traditional book shelves. With the clear acrylic Slim bookcase, available at Yanko Design, we can now flaunt all those covers. Yes, it's a bookcase, but it displays titles in a way that transforms them into wall art.
Curbly guest Craig spied an old post of mine, Attention Woodworkers: Make this Pisa Bookshelf and got all evil genius about it. Craig made a schematic of workable plans for the bookshelf using Photoshop. Here's how he explains how he made the plans:
I take a photo of a shelf which is always at an angle, and use Photoshop to rotate it so it's straight, then make a new layer and trace it, then resize it to actual, and in PaintShop...