Today was a gray and overcast day and I needed to bring in a bit of brightness and color. The timing was perfect because Ashley and Jamin of The Handmade Home challenged me and a group of bloggers to take art from their amazing books and do anything with it, except put it in a frame for the “Beyond the Frame Challenge”. I chose to turn to one of my favorites, decorating with books and I made art covers. If you are joining me from the previous stop, My Sweet Savannah, welcome. the_handmade_home_button You may remember when I told you about their books once before when I shared one of my 10 minute decorating ideas for interchangeable art. The books are a series of printed art that can be torn out and framed, or as we are sharing with you today – used in a whole bunch of other ways. There are a total of three books - Traditional Art, Contemporary Art and Eclectic Art. If you are interested in purchasing the books, click here!

This project was super easy and falls in the 10 minute decorating category as well. I started with this boring set of books. Nothing wrong with them, I just wanted something a little brighter.

On my home printer, I photocopied a few of the pieces of art and then simply used old school book covering skills. One of the books was a little tight, so I added a little tape on the inside cover to keep it tight. If you wanted to do a larger book, you could easily bring it to a copy shop and have them copy if for you on larger paper.

I am totally loving all three of these covers. These were all from the Traditional Home book. After I took the photos, they went right into my bookcase and are now such a pretty pop of color. Bookcover-Art_edited-1 The disco ball is a shout out to Ashley because I can not vouch if she is a disco queen or not, but I can vouch that she IS the disco BALL queen!

Now, head on over to Perfectly Imperfect to see what clever idea Shauna has come up with! Thanks so much for reading! Newpostsignature_thumb.jpg

November 06, 2014 — Laura Putnam