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.