Bam and I have had a good Saturday. He is a good craft project partner, although his paws don’t handle modg podge too well. haha.
I just got a new bookcase for my living room and I LOVE IT! But it is huge….and empty. Since I have recently become a little obsessed with vintage books, Sam and I took a trip to a few antique stores in search for some cool decorative books for the bookshelf. We definitely found some good ones….but once we put them on the shelf, we realized we needed A LOT more. Here is where I started thinking….DIY.
I took a handful of my more “modern looking” books and gave them a new face. Or I guess you could say an “old face”. At one of the antique stores I found a newpaper dated back to the year I was born, 1984. It was yellowed and coffee stained and torn on the edges….so just perfect! I also found an old hymn book from 1964 who’s paper I thought would look great paired with the newspaper. I had some leftover burlap and ivory linen fabrics laying around the house, so with a few of the books I added labels with the fabrics. All the supplies needed were mod podge, a bit of tacky glue, and a sponge stick. Nothing fancy, but it gave my bookshelf a bit more of the vintage “used” look I was hoping for!