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I'm the not so simple housewife. I cook, I clean, I serve, I decorate, I teach, I bake, I shop, I dress-up...I feel like I do it all! I love the Lord and He is the reason and purpose behind all I do. I believe that everything we do should be service as unto the Lord and so as a housewife that is my ultimate goal. My life isn't so simple, but I love it!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Books as Decor

I'm all about decorating within color schemes and adding pops of color to my home.  One of my favorite ways to do that is through books.  Books you may ask...yes books!  Everyone owns a bunch of books (some of us may own way more than they would care to admit...guilty) and they are often just sitting on a shelf...collecting dust.  Well, not my books, okay not the color coordinated ones.  I love to take books in a certain color scheme and use them to decorate my home.

I've used them to add color my hutch and height to a lamp.



To lean up against necessary objects on my nightstand....


...and to tie the color from our bed spread into the nightstand.  


Books are such a simple way to add color, interest and not spend any money!  I love repurposing common items for decoration!

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4 comments:

  1. I tend to have books piled up in places and now you have given me leave to say I wanted them there as accessories... Nice post. So glad I followed your link from the Nifty Thrifty Things Link Party, I've also linked up if you want to stop in.
    Hugs, antonella :-)
    http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-free-fathers-day-badges.html

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  2. Yep, I love doing the same thing. Thanks again for sharing.

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  3. Hey there! I'm visiting from Debbie's party! Love to use of books anywhere and everywhere!
    Blessings!!

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  4. I'm doing the same thing. :)
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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