Monday, August 8, 2011
So, I have this shelf. I have had it for awhile. Probably 4-5 years. I'm trying to decorate my place white/shabby/cottage/airy, and this deep cherry/mahogany didn't really fit. I need to get some more chalk paint, because I can never go back to old timey paint.
I had all of my random books, some old (Like "The Yearling"), some new, like all of my HP series.
So, I thought, the bindings, all new and bright, didn't add to my atmosphere of relaxed and spacious. So, guess what I did?
I looked at the pages. You know how everyone is decorating with old book pages now? Well, I looove the yellowed pages, and even the whiter ones. I had also seen photos of cover-less books on shelves. I did not want to tear the covers off of my books. I like them. Can you imagine having to turn to the title page to figure out if the book you've got in your hand is the one you want to read? Not practical.
Here's how it turned out. I am quite pleased with myself! The lower shelves are empty. I thought blankets/pillows (it's in the living room) would be ok for the lower shelves, as my son is small and troubly. ie: he pulls things off of other things. Also, I'm toying with the idea (AKA petitioning my hubby) of just having my husband put doors on it. Then, I can REALLY antique it! In the mean time:
You probably can't read it, but on the top shelf sits an embroidered bookmark, made by my beautiful sister, Jane, that reads, "Mark My Words". LOL. I LOVE it!