Hey hey! I wanted to begin by saying I am so excited to FINALLY be able to share this space without being embarrassed. This desk area is in my kitchen, and it literally catches everything from keys, to mail, to homework folders, and anything else that doesn’t have a place. It’s always a mess. When we moved in, I pictured my kid’s sitting down here to do homework. Let’s just say that never happened. Why?? Because I never took ownership of this space. I know that sounds silly but here is what I mean.
See….this is what I mean by not taking ownership of a space. I threw an old lamp there and covered the cork board with a fabric that I had laying around. I never took the time to make it match the rest of my kitchen. So, I was walking passed it last night around 11:00 pm because this girl and sleep aren’t getting along these days. Well, actually it’s pretty normal for me to get inspired late at night. Whatever it was, it hit me that it had to change. Actually, I know what it was…I’m 7 months pregnant and I have an overwhelming urge to get my house ready for baby number 3. I just started ripping it all down like a crazy person. I had an idea to cover it with old book pages so I started and 15 minutes later, it was DONE.
So, here is what you need.
- Old book or hymnal (I used an old hymnal but you can use whatever floats your boat)
- Scissors (I just ripped the pages out but you can also cut them to give it a cleaner look)
- Stapler or Staple Gun
- Ribbon for a border
- Burlap twine (optional)
- Clothes Pins (optional)
I first found a book that had beautiful aged pages that I liked the look of. I started ripping them out and placing them on my cork board. I didn’t want a straight and organized look so I stapled them going in different directions. I continued stapling until the board was completely covered. I then cut my ribbon and stapled it to make a boarder.
I actually thought I was done but I really wanted to incorporate these cute vintage clothes pins that I had laying around. I decided to cut some twine and staple it to the cork board so I could use the clothes pins to hang on the twine. BOOM! My 15 minute DIY project at 11:00 pm was finished. I went to my decorating closet. Yes, I have a closet and garage full of extra decorating accessories. No judging. It actually comes in handy in times like this. I pulled a few items out that I loved and found a perfect mix of vintage items that matched my kitchen style.
That’s it!! So simple, so cheap, and so fun! This project cost me nothing because I already had all of the items. I can’t wait to share with you more ways I use vintage books to decorate. Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions! Bye friends!!