Those really old paperbacks...

can be turned into really neat accessories.  I was at Restoration Hardware not too long ago and stumbled upon a really neat idea for old paperbacks.  I could have purchased the books for $29 but decided, like I often do, that  "I can do that for alot less." So I headed to a thrift store in town for some old books.  Jackpot!

I tore the covers off (I actually had a hard time doing that, it seemed so wrong) and was left with just the insides.  I used kitchen twine (the same stuff I tie turkey's legs together with) to tie the book together - three in a stack.

After I tied them together with the twine I 'dirtied' them up with some brown ink.

And that's what I ended up with.  Remember they were $29 for a set of three at the store.  The twine was heavier but I had the kitchen twine so I decided to go with that.  And it was a really quick project.

So, instead of $29 I spent $3!  Not too bad.  And I like the look alot.  Right now I put the books on my coffee table but I am sure they'll travel through the house over time.

Linking up to Wow Us Wednesday's @ Savvy Southern Style, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm,Metaporhisis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch, Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here.


Kathia said…
Wow! I really like this idea! It's cheap yet creative and is a nice "statement" to a coffee table! LOVE
Linda said…
Looks great!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. take care
This is a great look that cost hardly nothing. Thanks for sharing at the Open House party.
♥ Sonny ♥ said…
what a great idea~! thanks.. I'll be using this one in my own home.

cant wait to see what you come up with next..

your newest follower,
Sonny~ 155 dreamlane
Stephanie said…
Great idea! I think I'll be among your "borrowers". :)

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