Saturday, October 22, 2011


So here's the thing: We may or may not have a roommate in the house who is absolutely obsessed with books. Ok, so a lot of us are, but one more than the others, if I say so myself.

Yep, you guessed it, Mary.
This little tid-bit of information probably explains why our room turned out the way it is now.
Based on the idea of books, we decided to add this element to many aspects of our room.
Here's the first thing we did (and by we, I basically mean Mary):

Mod podge a page of a book onto our light switch plate. This led to another idea:

We used "L-bracket" things and with the help and inspiration of Beyonce and Dreamgirls.....

....we tore some pages out of an old book and ripped them up and mod podged them unto those suckers.

After letting them dry, we nailed them into the wall (which was actually harder than necessary because our walls aren't really walls. Seriously, it was so incredibly hard to find a stud so we could nail these in). After numerous tries we finally found the right kind of "scails" (what I decided to call those nails that look like screws).

Put up two of those brackets and place a book on top acting as a self and voila pretty stinkin'
amazing shelves.

Oh....but hold on to your horses. This is not it! Sorry this post is getting ridiculously looooong. Lo siento. But our ideas kept coming and coming.
I found this amazing book globe light on and thought, "Hey, maybe I could do this." So we decided to try it out.

We found a can (or round container) to use as a stencil to cut circles out of some book pages. After cutting out a ba-gillion of circles we added them onto a round pendant lampshade we got at IKEA for $8, which included the light kit. At first we thought we should stitch the pages onto the shade, but that took to long so we just hot glued them onto the shade itself.
Drum roll.....

A pretty dang close replication of the light we saw on Etsy. Except at a very reasonable price of about $9. Ahhhh, genius! We be so crafty!

Psalm 119: 130 "The unfolding of your WORDS give LIGHT; it gives understanding to the simple."

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