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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Who said books are only good for reading?!

I love buying old books (you can find GREAT deals at salvation army or thrift stores) and taking those ugly paper slips off to expose their true cover! They usually have a very vintage and colorful look to them! So to add color to my side table, I put a couple books underneath my lamp (plus it added some height)!

Books are SUCH a great way to get creative and add not only character but COLOR to any room--and that my friends is why I love them so much! Here are some bookshelves that I really do A-D-O-R-E (minus the last one...that is just for a kicks and giggles)!
   

This video...I probably watched about ten times (can ya' blame me?! actually don't answer that haha)


human bookshelf image HERE all other images found HERE
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36 comments:

  1. I love that Joy of Books video. I shared it with my English classes and they loved it too :-)

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  2. We have a bookcase in our apartment filled with vintage books. I love thrifting unique books with a cool look! They really add a nice touch to a room :)

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  3. check out bookshelf porn at bookshelfporn.com or on facebook (don't worry... it's not really porn)!

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  4. That video was AWESOME! Man it would have taken a long time...but totally worth it :D I love real books. Nothing quite like it.

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  5. I love this! My roommate thought I was crazy when I asked to organize our bookshelves a certain way. I really think it makes a huge difference!

    http://thescenicroad.blogspot.com/

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  6. I agree. My law textbooks cost heaps of money but some of them don't re-sell well but since I don't want to toss them, I use them decors in my house. They are old bounded books with a vintage look so it gives the house a smart look ;)

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  7. I am loving the books that are set up by color. That is actually a really pretty look I would have never thought of myself. xo

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  8. I always adore having lots of books in my house, but somehow always come to the conclusion that they're too much clutter. But I've kicked that thought and have started collecting again. These pictures are great! I love the 2nd image (on the left). I want my house to look like that someday :)

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  9. that video is amazing love!

    :)
    i love the color coordinated bookshelves


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  10. I love the bookcase/staicase. So original and chic :)

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  11. Love the bookcase under the stairs. I have two staircases in my townhome...mmm.

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  12. books are definitely awesome for decorating!

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  13. Books are great. And I agree, books are great for decorating, too.

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  14. i am such a fan of all the colored books! soooo pretty - major eye-candy for a color lover like myself. :)

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  16. Love the yellow bookshelf and books! Very inspiring! Makes me want to give mine a makeover :)

    Bennett Love
    www.callie-lynch.blogspot.com

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  17. I wish I had enough books to do this in my house! Is it wrong if I don't read that much but use books for decoration to let on that I'm super smart? LOL

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  18. Wow those are some amazing collections/shelves, the human shelves are kinda creepy but cool!

    XO,
    Erin

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  19. I'm waiting for the video to load! That one with the men totally cracks me up. I love all of the colors in the other pictures, too. Books are wonderful!

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  20. Love this:) That video must have taken forever! I think I may incorporate the last picture in my home. Just need some strapping young lads;)

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  21. That human bookshelf is the strangest thing I have ever seen! I hate the paper covers too!

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  22. I'm a big fan of organizing like this! I love all your ideas (even the men-shelf). Also LOVED the video at the end - couldn't help but think of all the work that went into it.
    As a fan of books you might want to check out "The Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" a short animated film up for this year's Oscar for Animated Short Film. There's a link to the trailer on my blog or you can Google it. Enjoy!
    http://cattywampuskat.blogspot.com/2012/01/84th-academy-awards-nominations.html

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  23. I'm obsessed with color coded book shelves! Sometimes I buy books in anticipation for the day I can do this in my own house!

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    1. Love love the colors of the book shelf on the picture with the pug! I've seen it before and its just fantastic! and woow the human shelf is interesting...!

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  25. Dude what's wrong with the last one? ;) Ah...but I love your picks. You are so right Aarean...books are great for decor especially the vintage ones.

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  26. I like books for allll their uses: reading AND decorating AND occasionally mutilating for other purposes. :) The color coded shelves are beautiful ... I've never thought of that before!

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  27. Wow...that one picture with ALL the different colored sections....amazing!!

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  28. That third to last picture makes my heart go pitter patter because oh how I love to oragnize things by color!

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  29. These colorful book displays make me so happy! My dream is to one day have a home in my room that is just wall-to-wall books. And in that dream world I could just go in there and read all day long (and get paid for it! it's a dream, right?).

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  30. Love the book decor inspiration! So fun!

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  31. What an inspiring video! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  32. Just a crazy question about the human bookshelf. How is nothing ahem, hanging down?

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    1. I asked my self the same question...maybe duck tape?! lol who knows :-)

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  33. That book video was great. I'm totally in love with your blog. I'm so happy you came by and commented so that I could find you.

    yay for girls with hazel eyes! and my favorite color is red. :)

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