Decorating With Books – Art Covers

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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Now, head on over to Perfectly Imperfect to see what clever idea Shauna has come up with!

Thanks so much for reading!

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  1. That bicycle print was my favorite, too! Love everything about the post….the idea….the photographs….the fact that I was transported back to fifth grade. 🙂

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

  2. I just have to tell you that I LOVE your blog Laura! I began following you about a month ago, and appreciate your realistic approach to décor and design. Mornings are welcomed when I see your posts’ waiting for me in my inbox 🙂