3 EASY Ways to Turn Books into Objets d'art

by DIY Maven

3 EASY Ways to Turn Books into Objets d'art

Many  books are works of art in and of themselves. Old, worn hardbacks can look lovely as is. However, other titles are less than comely. Take any out of date reference book for example. (Damn you Encyclopedia Britannica!) Those and other ugly ducklings are just waiting to be given a makeover. Here's three ways to breathe new life into books, thereby turning them into objets d'art.

First are burlap wraps, kind of like the ones in the image...

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"The Real Man's Guide to Fixin' Stuff"'

by DIY Maven

The humorously titled, “The Real Man’s Guide to Fixin’ Stuff”, is not a typical fix-it manual, and it’s not only for men, real or otherwise.

"The Real Man's Guide to Fixin' Stuff"'

Oh, sure, it has some tips you’d expect to find in such books, like how to repair loose hinges, squeaky floors, and dripping taps, but in it you’ll also learn how to re-sole shoes, make a vacuum suck better, sharpen blender blades, and resurface a wooden cutting board, among

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Build a Tetris Bookshelf

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Tetris

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.

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Eco-Chic Home: Rethink, Reuse and Remake Your Way to Sustainable Style

by DIY Maven

Eco-Chic Home: Rethink, Reuse and Remake Your Way to Sustainable Style

Designer and author Emily Anderson of Eco-Chic Weddings fame turns her attention to interiors with her new book Eco-Chic Home. In its pages, Emily tells us how to embrace sustainability stylishly. It starts with imagining all those cast-offs as something else, something useful and--yes--even pretty. 

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Room by room, the Emily tackles fun and easy projects that re-use hand-me-downs, thrift store and garage sale finds and everything in between...

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'Slim' Bookcase Turns Books Into Art

by DIY Maven

 

Slim

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.

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DIY Themed Bookends.

by Chris Gardner

Simple, useful, and handmade. These are the kinds of projects the DIYosphere lives for.

Bookend - 9

From EvilMadScientist: "We said that it's simple, and it is: it's a brick wrapped in a piece of paper...hese are "cement bricks" -- red dyed cement-- and cost about $0.25 each. Wrapping them up keeps them from scratching up your shelves and books." These left-brainers chose some Psis and brackets for their physics texts, but the technique is simple and could...

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