Yes, they are books. I like to think of them as old friends. I recently ordered an absurd amount of used books. When the first box finally arrived, I opened it and felt an immediate rush of this happy, pleasant feeling. I can only describe it as the way you feel when you see an old friend after a very long time. If you are a reader, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
But what are these books for? They are for the largest, most epic craft project I have ever attempted.
Prepare yourself for a long story.
The husband and I decided to visit a new bar in our neighborhood a few months ago. At the same time, I was trying to come up with an idea for our living room wall. I had four different ideas and I wasn’t thrilled with any of them.
All along the upper half of the wall of the bar were books.
Lots and lots of books. I was struck. This was it.
We sat at the bar and wondered what if we built something like this for our living room wall? Better yet, what if we made it out of our favorite books?
I decided to postpone making a choice until the next day.
Don’t make decorating decisions under the influence.
The next morning, it still seemed like an awesome idea and I ordered some books. Every time I think I may have gone off the deep end with this idea, I look at the progress and know: this is going to be awesome!
This project will also leave me with a fair amount of leftover book pages. I’m going to use them in some smaller scale book crafts that I can’t wait to do. This will ensure that the leftovers do not go to waste.
I’m going to chronicle building this thing in a series of posts.
I can’t wait to share this project with you!
If you are in the Bay Area and want to visit the bar and see the books for yourself, visit Room 389 in Oakland. The drinks are excellent.