I fell in love with the new Restoration Hardware catalog, and looking through the pages, one thing I noticed were the books in the background I noticed the removal of covers from books for decorating on their bookshelves… And I loved it!
I loved the difference with the organic textures and colors. Even though I didn’t have a big place to do a large grouping of them; I thought a little accent might be nice. I had a few books lying around from the thrift store waiting for a project or two. At first I started to try to rip the covers off “Phone book vs. strongman style…” and then after a few puny attempts I realized there was a reason God made razor blade knives, and I started cutting the covers from the spines of the books.
I removed the covers and pages until I found text I liked… The top one had the word was a few pages in. It was really fun just on it’s own. The graphic look of the words in the vintage book were just so cool as an accent.
I started removing covers from other books around my house too… Mr. R just gave me that look and rolled his eyes. I am pretty sure the Little one did too. We always tell our kids NOT to rip their books…ha ha.
How could you not love such a simple thing,and how affordable it is! Who would have thought the removal of book covers for decorating would even be a real thing, but I love the calm, neutral tone it brings!