Booking Out a Home

I love books - you may have noticed.

Since I cannot store all of those books in my home and not all of the paper inside of those books is worthy of folding or making stuff with - or I simply cannot do something with all ONE MILLION BAJILLION books that I have, I came up with the idea to wallpaper my home with the covers of those books. 

 Thus armed with my trusty staple gun and a box full of carefully removed covers from my favorite-looking books, I proceeded to put them in the entryway of my home. I chose books with covers that referenced things we love or were funny to us. For instance, Dostoyevky's "The Idiot" is under the mirror. Ha ha on whoever sees that while combing their hair!

 Then I did a wall in my bedroom over the bed. I decided to do the wall on the window side because I love the light in my room and covering a wall that the sun faced would mean less light in my room and faded book covers relatively soon.

I put books that matched me on my side of the bed (Fascinating Womanhood! How to Belly Dance for Your Husband!) and books that matched my husband on his side (History of Germany, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, *snore*). In between us both, over the top of the bed were hubba hubba books - Human Intimacy, You and Your Marriage, The Psychology of Sex!!!! Woo hoo!!!

My poor husband has the smaller real estate on his side of the bed - I have the bookcase full of pretty books and Martha Stewart and Victoria magazines... Anyway, it looks wonderful when you come into our room and definitely puts my stamp on the house.

Best of all, it's totally removable in case we ever need to do anything to the wall.


Anonymous said…
I think that is a great idea! Much more compelling and interesting than making books marks or blank books from those old covers. Very cool!
Jo Murray said…
Fascinating idea... you have a VERY interesting home.
Leah said…
Heather, you are my hero. Now I totally want a book lined room. Sigh. Someday I'll have my own home :)
Unknown said…
That looks amazing!! Only modification I'd make: Put a black frame around the mirror so it looks more anchored.
Candice said…
Ak! How did I miss this??? AMAZING. I will share on my blog as soon as I can :)

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