Antique Coverless Book Bundles

I saw these on Restoration Hardware's website for $29 a bundle . . .
and I thought, huuummm, $29?  I can make those.  So with a $1.50 roll of jute and 3 books I found in one of my boxes .  .  .
I removed the covers and tied the naked books up . . .
Personally, I like mine just as much - or more - than the $29 version.  Not sure where they will end up inside, so for now they will remain outside on the table.

This is how Restoration Hardware displayed them . . .
I think I'll be going to Friends of the Library next Saturday for their $1 a bag book sale!

15 comments:

Linda said...

I think I like yours better too! I thought we got a good deal getting a bags of books for $5.00 ea from our Friends of the Library sale! Oh well, we still got a good deal and lots of of good books! Have fun at your sale.

Linda

jacque4u2c said...

SO cute!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love it when we can look at something and re-create it and NOT spend the money we have on their over-inflated prices - these are great!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love it when we can look at something and re-create it and NOT spend the money we have on their over-inflated prices - these are great!

paperqueen said...

Outstanding! Stores like Restoration Hardware and Anthropologie may be rough on the pocketbook, but GREAT for inspiration.
Think I better make a trip to the library too! Thanks for sharing, and by the way....I like yours better too.
Eileen

Terri Kahrs said...

Goes to prove that inspiration is everywhere, and you don't need a lot of money to decorate! Tres chic, Tres cheap!!! LOVE it! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Peggy Alborn said...

I love the way you think - and see!

Nanc said...

I love how yours look a lot. And to think that many years ago when I cut out all those pages in the books to have the covers that I just put them in the garbage. What a waste that was but of course now I wouldn't do that. I love how they look. Inspiration is everywhere if we only look around us.

Stacey Steimle said...

you are so clever and so cost conscious, good for you. Now what is this Friends of the LIbrary sale?

Robin said...

Great job Sherry....yours look just as good, if not better!!

Lori said...

Just think, you can use the $29 to buy "other" supplies! hee! Great idea! Isn't it funny how we say, "oh I can make that cheaper"? lol Great job, looks better than the original, you go girl!

Brenda said...

Great idea, now let's see what you do with the covers!!

Charmingdesigns said...

I love these books. I'll have to give this a try!!

Trishia said...

I have mixed emotions about these naked books:) I'd love to know the story behind how this trend got started. Artists who use book covers to make purses -- I can understand them "discovering" the beauty of these naked books and wanting to repurpose them as decor. But for a decorator to just come along and say: I'm going to start ripping book covers off and start a new fad....?? How do these things get started? And as perplexed as I am with my emotions unsettled about stripping books, there's no doubt that they look awesome! Who would have thunk it?!:)

Trishia said...

Shelly, I feel better already. I can sleep tonight:)hehehe