Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ways to Re-Use Old Books

Ok, it actually makes me a little sad that these books aren't being read, but check out these great ways to reuse old books
(Warning: this list contains both practical and completely impractical diy ideas):


A book chair - not really sure how comfortable this would be (seen here)


book desks (seen here)


a Christmas tree (seen on Pinterest , &)


book lamp tutorial from HGTV


or as a floor lamp (here)


hollowed out to make a secret storage compartment (tutorial here)


as shelves (from Real Simple)


And finally, these paintings are simply amazing:



by Mike Stilkey

7 comments:

  1. Cool pics. As a librarian I'm always looking for ways to use old books. I know it feels wrong not having them on the shelves to be read but some books just get past it. At least this way they can still shine.

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  2. cool ideas but i love them, what about if i want to re-read them, how can i get them if they were made of desk? hahaha but anyway i love the desk so m uch. creative!

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  3. I love the books desks but my favorite was the book art!

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  4. They are amazing ideas, and if they were all disposable books like last years yellow pages, then Yay! But I always worry about using old books for some use that destroys them. What if it's the last copy of that particular bit of wisdom, peek at a time lost, or really delicious romance. Kendal will not be getting every book ever printed. We could be throwing away our heritage.
    Something the think about.

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