I fell absent last week due to some much needed, heavy duty spring cleaning around here. Boy does this house feel clean! I also got some new books to peruse last week, and I kind of went nuts for The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti. This is a truly unique craft book, which is the kind of book that speaks to me creatively these days. I adore this book.
The projects are gorgeous and, with the exception of needing a band saw for a couple of them, very doable (and this book is an excellent excuse to buddy up to someone you know who has a band saw).
Some of my favorite projects-
And your band saw friend can help you with this one-
Last Friday afternoon, I was inspired me to make one of the easiest projects, a book burst. I had everything here at home, so I poured a glass of wine and got started.
I have one more to make. Once the book is cut (you need a pen knife to cut your chosen book into 4 equal parts), your children could help fold these, its that easy. It was so relaxing to just sit and fold paper, my brain needed the reprieve.
These are hanging above our bed and I love the textural aspect of something not flat on the wall. I love how to wall color really shows the yellowing of the pages so beautifully. (Ben Moore's "Paperwhite", You can see our full bedroom walls in this post.)
Here is a trailer for the book-