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Monday, January 10, 2011

Meta Book Shelves

When I saw this photo tutorial, linked through One Pretty Thing, I fell in love. It took me a year or so to find the space, but when we got a Kinect for Christmas and had to re-arrange the living room to increase our gaming space, the wall formerly occupied by the TV opened up a world (well, a small wall) of decorating opportunity. Check these out!

I found the books at Value Village for between $1.99 and $3.99 each, and the brackets came out to about $7.50. I love it when cheap projects turn out so well. To add sentimental value to all that hip shelf-y coolness, one of the books (far left - How to Write and Speak Effective English) is the same book that was re-purposed by Ex Libris Anonymous to become the note book I recorded every detail of our wedding plans in. Cute.

The peacock feathers were part of my wedding bouquet.

All the prettiness made me much less bitter about reorganizing what I had previously decided was an ideally arranged room. To be fair, the Kinect is the coolest toy we've ever had, but I had fun moping about it all the same.


  1. These are great! Thanks for sharing. I just came across your blog (thanks to CraftGossip) and love it! Look forward to reading more!

  2. Thanks so much! I'm glad you like the shelves - I think they are my favourite decor project yet.