Book Boxes

I made these lovely paper mache book boxes over the weekend.  For the most part, I’m happy with how they turned out.  If I had had a little more patience, they would be better.  BUT I’m probably nitpicking – a constant problem with a serial perfectionist!

Before Picture
Here’s how they started.  I bought 2 sets of 3 books from Hobby Lobby.  With my 40% off coupon, it didn’t cost very much.  (head over here to learn about savings)
I used 3 different techniques to liven up these books.
I love how the distressing makes them look like old, much-loved books!  If only they had that great book smell!

After Pictures

I’m working on a bigger project of making new nightstands for T and me.  These books will be part of that final project.  I hope my vision all comes together in the end!



Filed under DIY - Do It Yourself, Master Bedroom

9 responses to “Book Boxes

  1. Wow I really loved this!!! So cool idea!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Bewitch Me & Titi, hope to have you there next week!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  2. These are so pretty! I LOVE how you finished them
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  3. I adore the distressed look, it’s got such an old-world charm. 🙂 Wonderful!

  4. Those are nice! They look so well-worn! They would look great in my front room on the coffee table. About the smell of books, when growing up, I would smell the book when I cracked it open. My mom told me that I spent a lot of my childhood smelling the clothes as I hung them on the line and smelling books while I was reading. I so remember that. I don’t smell these items as often now, but I find myself doing that occasionally.

  5. They are beautiful, you did a wonderful job 🙂

  6. they are super pretty ans so festive!!!

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

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  8. These are absolutely gorgeous! pinning 🙂

    Have a wonderful week,
    Mary Beth

  9. Kim

    I think these came out great! Thanks so much for linking up on Made in a Day last week! I ‘m your newest follower!

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